Opponents of Prespes deal to hold fresh rally Thursday

Opponents of Prespes deal to hold fresh rally Thursday

Citizens’ groups opposing the name deal between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have called for a fresh protest rally in Athens for Thursday at 7 p.m..

The so-called Prespes accord, which has already been ratified by the FYROM parliament, must now be approved by Greek lawmakers and is expected to go to a vote Thursday.

In a statement, organizers described the rally as an ultimate attempt “to prevent the ratification of the shameful agreement.”

Tens of thousands of people took part in a similar rally Sunday. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested following clashes between police and protesters.

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