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Demonstrators Clash with Police Over Macedonia’s Name Change


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Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:27 GMT

Around 60,000 to 100,000 people took part in a demonstration in Athens on Sunday to protest against the agreement on the new name of Macedonia, which led to confrontations with the police, reports AFP.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Protection of the Greek citizen, more than 10 police officers were injured, while the protesters were taken to the hospital for breathing problems due to tear gas.

There were confrontations between the police and about 30 masked youths who managed to sneak into the demonstration. They threw projectiles at the police before they tried to storm the parliament wall.

A journalist was taken to the hospital where he received first aid after being assaulted by members of the Golden Dawn party of the neo-Nazis.

According to the government, "extremist members of the Golden Dawn caused unrest after they tried to storm the headquarters of parliament."