Thousands protest in Greece

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January 21, 2019 - 10:24 AM

A Greek flag clad demonstrator clashes with riot police during a rally outside in Athens Sunday. ZUMA PRESS/ARISTIDIS VAFEIADAKIS/TNS

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesters clashed with police outside Greece’s parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people Sunday against the Greek-Macedonia name deal. At least 25 police officers were injured and seven people arrested, police said.

Greece’s parliament is expected to start a debate Monday on ratifying the deal and vote on it by Friday. Macedonia’s parliament has already approved it, agreeing that the country would go by the name North Macedonia.

Macedonia and Greece struck the deal in June to end a decades-long dispute over Macedonia’s name, which Greece says harbors territorial claims on its northern province of the same name.

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