HEAVY PROTEST IN FRONT OF GREEK EMBASSY
A group of about 1000 demonstrators in the capital Skopje, protested against the Macedonian - Greek name issue yesterday. The protest started at the Macedonia square but the mass was soon heading in front of the Greek embassy in Skopje, demonstrating against the Greek position in the issue.
The big crowd started to throw rocks at the embassy building which lead to clashes with the police. They strengthened the security in front of the embassy and the crowd was moved away from the embassy.
Afterwards the crowd returned to the Macedonia square where they protested with songs and dances. No serious accidents happened.
The motto of the protest was "We don't give up our name" and was organised by the "Mladite znaat" organisation. The organisation has stated that they condemn every form of violence. They said that violence is not in the interest of the national interests and patriotic feelings should be expressed in a respectful way.