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Far-right extremists used underrepresented number of projectiles against police

Stones, pieces of marbles and wood, iron bars and crow bars, sledgehammers, nails, flares, and makeshift projectiles were used by extreme right wing “patriotic’ protesters against riot police forces during the Macedonia rally last Sunday. For three hours, from 14:25 to 17:20, the protesters were attacking the riot forces as …

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Clashes and extensive use of tear gas at Macedonia rally, 44 injured (videos)

Macedonia protesters clashed with riot police outside the Greek Parliament on Sunday during the big rally against the Prespes Agreement. Armed with sticks a group of men tried to break the police cordon and enter the Parliament building in downtown Athens. The reaction by riot police was prompt with extensive …

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“Prespes ratification is a patriotic duty,” says Tsipras as thousands ready for protest rally

“The Prespes Agreement a historic step” for both countries and its ratification is a “patriotic duty,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an interview on Saturday, as the government tables the Agreement to the Greek Parliament and thousands of Greeks prepare for the big anti-Macedonia rally in Athens on Sunday. …

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“Your head in a ditch, traitor! “Prosecutor investigates threats against MPs to vote for Macedonia deal

81of the 120 lawmakers in FYROM’s Parliament voted on Friday evening in favor of the constitutional amendment to change the country’s name into “North Macedonia.” With FYROM to have fulfilled the majority of the terms and conditions of the Prespes Agreement, now the ball is in Greece’s court to ratify …

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Pro Cannabis Festival and Rally in Athens, May 5

A rally for the legalization of cannabis takes place in downtown Athens on Saturday. The Pan Hellenic Cannabis Rally is part of the “Global Marijuana March” campaign, that takes place simultaneously in 300 cities around the world. The rally slogan is “against the ban” of cannabis. The organizers in Greece …

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Who are the organizers of Macedonia – protest in Athens?

Α big debate has been going on about the organizers of the Macedonia protest in Athens on February 4th. Meanwhile the things are clear on the political aspect of the rally although organizers claim that the rally is not politically motivated and has no affiliation with political parties. They claim …

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Church of Greece officially supports Macedonia protest rally in Athens

The Church of Greece will officially participate in the protest rally on Macedonia name for the Former Republic of Macedonia. “The church will support the protest rally provided it is peaceful and without political or party affiliations,” the leader of the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos II, said …

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Association of Greek Clerics to back Macedonia protest in Athens

The Association of Greek Clerics has thrown its considerable weight behind a rally that is set to take place in Athens on February 4th to protest ongoing negotiations between Athens and Skopje regarding the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). The association’s administrative council decided to endorse …

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Extreme right-wings set Libertatia squat on fire during the Macedonia rally in Thessaloniki

A group of extreme-rights attacked with Molotov cocktails the Libertatia squat in Thessaloniki short before the Macedonia rally started. The building with a history of more than 100 years was burned down. It was occupied by left-wings and anarchists and was serving as a social center for homeless and a …

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Majority of Greeks reject “Macedonia” in FYROM name, as thousands flock to Thessaloniki rally

Despite the government optimism about a solution to the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the majority of Greeks reject compromises that include the term ‘Macedonia’, thus increasing pressure on the left-wing/nationalist coalition on political and diplomatic level. In a public opinion poll conducted by Metron Analysis …

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Kammenos calls for a Referendum on Macedonia name dispute

Leader of conservative right-wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos calls for a referendum on Macedonia name dispute while the government is holding negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). In an op-ed article publish on newspaper Kyriakatirki Dimokratia, Kammenos said “the Greek people …

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“Indignant” Greek Motorcyclists to Protest On Feb 22/12

“Indignant” Greek motorcyclists will launch a demonstration outside the Greek Parliament to protest the bill that contains fast-track cuts in wages and pensions. A bill that will be voted at the Parliament on Wednesday. In a sharp statement the motorcyclists criticize the MPs who are assigned to receive pensions after …

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