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originally posted by: Ploutonas
The rally begins in about 30 minutes and there is rumors that it may end up as a war field! The reason is far left parties may attempt to destroy the rally! So I will try to update it if something goes wrong!
originally posted by: intrptr
The referendum to get Greece to leave the EU in 2011 was ignored. So the people rise up, want change anyway? Is that what this is about?
Catalonia style police crackdown begins in one hour...
THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Greeks in the northern city of Thessaloniki rallied on Sunday to protest against the use of the name “Macedonia” in any solution to a row between Athens and Skopje over the name of the former Yugoslav republic......
Greece has agreed that until the dispute is resolved, the country whose population is about 2 million, can be referred to internationally as “FYROM” - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. That is the name under which it was admitted to the United Nations in 1993.
This has led to debate among modern academics about the precise ethnic identity of the Macedonians, who nevertheless embraced many aspects of contemporaneous Greek culture such as participation in Greek religious cults and athletic games, including the Ancient Olympic Games. There is also scholarly debate over the classification of the native Macedonian language as a dialect of the Greek language or as its own subdivision of the Hellenic languages. With the scant amount of available evidence, the extent to which the native Macedonian tongue may have been influenced by the Phrygian, Thracian, and Illyrian languages is also unclear.