Tens of thousands of Greeks protest FYROM name deal, heavy clashes break out

Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens on Sunday to protest ahead of next week's parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with FYR Macedonia.

A sea of people holding blue-and-white Greek flags descended on central Athens to rally against an accord to rename FYR Macedonia.

Protesters held banners that read: "There is one Macedonia and it's Greek."

One protester blamed the government, saying it was possibly the "worst" government Greece has had since it was founded.