Tonight, at 19.30h there will be coordinated protests across 13 cities in Northern Greece, where protestors will send a message that Macedonia is one country and it is Greek. Organizers are calling for protestors to bring the Greek flag, irrelevant of any political party affiliation.

In many cities, demonstrations are supported by the local government, mayors, and also by the hierarchy of the Greek orthodox church, and transport is being organized from villages and towns to the city squares where the protests are due to be held.

The organizers of these protests “are hoping to remind the politicians that the Greek people have made a decision regarding the name”.

Yesterday, Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement warning that any Macedonian citizens planning to travel though northern Greece today should avoid places where protests are taking place, so preventing any possible trouble from escalating.