Skopje Protest Draws Crowds Against ‘Macedonia’ Deal with Greece (video)

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.