These protest taking place at the idyllic setting of Prespes, a lake region at the border between Greece and Macedonia. It's here where the agreement was signed, but it still requires the approval of both parliaments and a referendum in Macedonia. Under the deal, Greece will lift its objections to the renamed nation joining the EU and NATO.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described it as a historic step in paving the way for peace and collaboration in Europe. While Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, said the agreement can move mountains. The depth of public emotion is strong with one poll on Saturday suggesting 70% of Greeks object to the compromise.
Thousands of protestors gathered in Athens on Saturday evening. Police used stun grenades and tear gas to prevent them from entering parliament while Tsipras was inside facing a vote of no confidence. The Greek Prime Minister survived that vote, but the opposition has accused him of making too many concessions over the deal.