Fierce Protests Underway at Trade Fair in Greece (Vid)

FILE - Protesters wave Greek flags amid tear gas smoke during clashes at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say tear gas and stun grenades have been used to keep thousands of protesters from reaching a venue where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to give a keynote address on the economy.

The crowd of about 6,000 gathered Saturday to protest an agreement Greece signed with neighboring Macedonia to end their long name dispute.

Officers kept the protesters at bay, but the group approached the fairgrounds from another direction and attacked officers with rocks and others items.

Three more protest marches are headed to the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre. Police let about 6,000 participants in a union-backed march by without incident.

Protesters wave Greek flags amid tear gas smoke during clashes at the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

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  1. love the lead picture of this article….something that should be framed for all Greeks…like the flag raising at Iwo Gima! Classic picture …which reflect the cloud of smoke smothering the Greek flag,,,,and unarmed Greeks with just their courage, Passion , facing off with the dictator of Greece and the governor of U.S. led Nato fascist !

    And yes that is the Narrative …..that is spreading thruout the world …. and unless you are blind and Dumb…. to what these guys are doing in our names….then god help you!

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