25 Macedonians held after clashes in name protest

25 Macedonians held after clashes  in name protest
A demonstrator holds a banner reading 'Macedonia' in front of the parliament building in Skopje on June 13, 2018 during a protest against the new name of the country. (AFP)
Updated 18 June 2018

25 Macedonians held after clashes in name protest

25 Macedonians held after clashes  in name protest

SKOPJE: Macedonian authorities say seven policemen have been injured and 25 protesters detained during overnight clashes in the capital of Skopje, as demonstrators opposed to the name deal with Greece tried to push their way into Parliament.
The Interior Ministry said police used tear gas to stop the demonstrators, who were throwing stones and firecrackers.  A few thousand people took part in the demonstration.
The clashes came after the foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed a preliminary deal that would see Macedonia being renamed “North Macedonia,” during a meeting Sunday on the two countries’ border.