Greek protesters march against Macedonia name change deal

A protest was held in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Sunday, against Greece’s name change deal with neighboring Macedonia.

The demonstration took place as Macedonians voted in a referendum on whether to change their country’s name on the basis of the bilateral agreement.

The Greek and Macedonian governments recently reached a deal on the decades-old dispute over the official naming of ‘Macedonia.’

If the deal is accepted by those voting in Sunday’s referendum, the Balkan republic’s name would change from The Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia (FYROM) to the Republic of North Macedonia, bearing a similar name to a region in Greece.

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