Greeks React to ‘Republic of North Macedonia’ Deal by Calling a Rally

Greeks opposing the agreement between Greece and FYROM say they are organizing a rally to coincide with the signing ceremony that is thought will take place in Lake Prespa on the borders between the two countries over the weekend.

Organizers say that they will bring demonstrators from all over Greece to the “Macedonia is Greece” rally on the day of the signing of the agreement.

Speaking to SKAI TV, the chairman of the cultural clubs of Macedonia, Giorgos Tatsios, said that protesters will be at a moment’s notice wherever the agreement ceremony will be held.

“We can all be at Prespa…We cannot allow the fate of Macedonia be decided without people having a say,” he said.

On Tuesday, Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he had reached a “good agreement” with his Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) counterpart Zoran Zaev to solve the naming dispute between the two countries.

In a televised address on Greek TV, Tsipras revealed that the name of the neighboring country will be North Macedonia (Severna Makedonija).