Greece Macedonia: Name Dispute Draws Mass Protest in Athens
Albanian Daily News
Published February 4, 2018
Protesters from far and wide, including some from other countries - flooded Syntagma Square in AthensAt least 140,000 Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens in a protest about the decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia.
Many Greeks object to the country of the same name calling itself Macedonia, saying it implies a territorial claim on Greece's northern Macedonia region.
Protesters oppose Greek government proposals on resolving the issue.
Celebrated Zorba The Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, 92, was among those addressing the crowds.
Anarchists daubed red paint over his home on Saturday but he was unfazed, declaring, "I am calm and ready."