Citizens of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) have taken to the streets of Skopje, angry over the provisional deal with Greece which could see the country re-branded ‘North Macedonia’.
Crowds chanted and rejected the government’s moves towards NATO membership — something conditional on Greece’s agreement.
Many were on the streets in support of FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov who said he would block a deal with Greece on changing the country’s name.
A referendum on the agreement will be held in ‘North Macedonia’ in September or October this year. The referendum is non-binding for the government in Skopje.