The Greek police has used batons and pepper spray to prevent a group of right-wing extremists, on the courtyard of the Parliament in Athens.

The protesters carried Greek flags and chanted slogans such as “politicians – traitors”. They hurled stones and other objects and fireworks at the officers, as a Reporter at the scene reported on TV. The police had to get to the location rapidly in the grip, it said.

rights and nationalist organizations protested on Sunday with a mass rally of tens of thousands of people against the change of the name of Macedonia in Northern Macedonia. A corresponding agreement had met the Greek Prime Minister, 2018 with his counterpart from Skopje; it should be approved next week by the Greek Parliament.

dpa