Disinfo: Mass protests in FYROM against the name change

Summary

Mass protests in FYROM against the name change. The citizens don’t want that their country would be called North Macedonia.

 

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about FYROM and the name change. No reliable media reported any mass protests. On January 11, the parliament of approved amendments to FYROM’s constitution and the country will change its name to North Macedonia. Outside the parliament there were small groups of protesters opposing the decision.

Further debunking by the Insider.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 132
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 10/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: North Macedonia
  • Keywords: Protest

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