Greeks and Balkan Peninsula nation battle for Macedonia

A bitter rivalry between two foreign nations competing over the Macedonian namesake has erupted in Melbourne.

Tensions flared between Greece and a small nation in the Balkan Peninsula following a rally on Sunday, with 'disgusting and racists' flags being flown across the city. 

Giant posters, some emblazoned with crude gestures and swear words, have been hung above busy highways, tall structures, and on the walls of opposing groups' buildings.  

One of the posters referring to Greece's claim to the Macedonian namesake featured a rude finger and swastika 

One of the posters referring to Greece's claim to the Macedonian namesake featured a rude finger and swastika 

Giant offensive posters were hung above busy highways by Balkan Peninsula support groups

Giant offensive posters were hung above busy highways by Balkan Peninsula support groups

As Greek Australians stormed the city over the weekend, banners were hung by Balkan support groups with messages like 'Greeks are Turks' and 'Macedonia never Greek'.

One poster featured a hand pulling the rude finger alongside a swastika, with the words 'F*** Greece for unfairness. F***in racists'.

The big offensive sign was plastered across a wall on the Greek Orthodox Church in North Balwyn, about 10km east of the CBD. 

A Greek flag hung next to a large banner stating 'Greeks are

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