The largest organization of Greek Americans has announced that it will participate in the “Macedonia is Greece” rally to be held March 18, in New York.
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) dispelled reports that it was reluctant to endorse the rally through a press release.
“It is unfortunate to see misperception in the Greek American community about AHEPA’s level of involvement,”the Association says.
“AHEPA will be at the March 18 demonstration in New York. Our members will be part of this history. AHEPA supports our Macedonia brothers and we support Greece.”
Furthermore, AHEPA says that a solution to the naming dispute will be up for the people of Greece to decide via a referendum.
Thousands are expected to turn up for the rally organized by the Pan Macedonian Association U.S.A. and other Greek associations.
It will be held outside the UN headquarters at 12 p.m. local time.
The Greek diaspora in Australia has already organized massive rallies against the use of the term Macedonia from Skopje.