Thousands of Greek Americans held a rally in New York to express their opposition to any use of the word “Macedonia” in the negotiations currently under way between the governments of Greece and the FYROM.
Archbishop Demetrios of America was present and had also endorsed the event. Prominent members of the Greek American community addressed the crowd, including Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who made a passionate speech saying that Macedonia was, is and always be Greece.
The rally at the United Nations Plaza was organized by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, The Pan Macedonian Association of USA, the Hellenic American Congress and other Greek organizations from all corners of the US.
The largest organization of Greek Americans, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), also participated in the rally.
This is the first demonstration on the naming dispute happening in the United States this year.
Massive demonstrations have already taken place in Thessaloniki and Athens, as well as demonstrations in numerous European, Canadian and Australian cities.
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