A racist and anti-Hellenic symbol, designed to evoke hatred and anger towards Hellenes and the Greek state was recently on public display in Toronto.
As seen in the images below, comedian Marjanco Gjorgievski wore an offensive and racist t-shirt with a Swastika in the Greek flag and the words 'Fuck Greece' emblazoned below the flag. Other actors involved in this anti-Hellenic event were Aleksandar Dimitrovski (skit author), Nikola Trgacevski, Valentina Kozovski, Katerina Petrovska and Dimitar Mihajlovski.
These events were held at Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga, Ontario and at the St. Clement of Ohrid 'Macedonian' Orthodox Church in Toronto, Ontario.
Unfortunately the events proliferated, with additional shows held in the United States of America in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and New Jersey from October 21 to October 29, 2016, spreading anti-Hellenism beyond the borders of Canada. According to the video posted on comedian Marjanco Gjorgievski's personal Facebook page, the offensive t-shirt was also worn in Michigan and in New Jersey.
The Macedonian League, the global Greek community and peace-loving people around the world condemn this racist, anti-Hellenic act and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's ongoing discriminatory campaign of prejudice against Greece. This incident is part of an ongoing campaign of racism and prejudice, evidenced by the same flag (pictured below), appearing in Skopje, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as early as 2008 causing outrage in Greece and the European Union.
According to National Security Expert, Marcus A. Templar, “the contempt Greeks have for fascism, who took on Nazi Germany and the entire Axis resistance in WW2, is immeasurable. Greeks displayed selfless acts of heroism in protecting Jewish communities throughout the country (and beyond), killing German collaborators following the liberation of Greece. The replacement of the cross, a symbol of love with the swastika, a symbol representing the slaughter of millions of people, constitutes a racist and anti-Hellenic hate crime, warranting serious investigation.”
This hate crime committed in Toronto, combined with the misappropriation of the Hellenic history of Macedonia, demonstrates FYROM’s continued provocative and racist behaviour that fuels their domestic nationalism, creating regional instability and unpredictable conditions for the world!
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The Macedonian League's main focus is on the “Macedonian name dispute”, as this dispute is a serious national security issue that threatens the territorial integrity of Greece.
The Macedonian League also focuses on exposing and combating anti-Hellenism and analyzing political developments in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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