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Mass protest in Athens over Macedonia name dispute

About 140,000 people took part in a rally in Athens, police said, on Sunday against letting Macedonia use its name under an emerging deal between Athens and Skopje. The number was closer to 1 million, the organisers said. The opposition centre-right New Democracy took part in the protest, which also attracted far-right and neo-Nazi parties. New Democracy objects to irredentist claims in the Macedonian constitution to a Greek region.

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