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Man admits to killing leftist hip-hop artist in the name of far-right party Golden Dawn
Greek police raided the Athens offices of the Golden Dawn party after Pavlos Fyssas, a left-wing rapper otherwise known as MC Killah P, was killed by a 45-year-old man claiming his allegiance to the far-right group.
34-year-old Pavlos Fysass died in hospital having suffered at least two stab wounds to the heart and ribs, police officials said.
Local reports say Fysass had been watching a game of football at a café in the Athens suburb of Keratsini when he was surrounded by a group of 30 men in Golden Dawn shirts and military style trousers.
The 45-year-old man arrested in conjunction with Fysass’s death has admitted to the murder and also stated his support for Golden Dawn, police say.
Keerfa, a Greek anti-racist and fascist group, said in a statement: “Golden Dawn is intensifying its attacks [because it is] enjoying complete asylum from the police,”.
The far-right party have been known to openly espouse Nazism and Hitler’s ideology, while its logo, the “meander”, an ancient Greek symbol, bears a strong resemblance to the swastika in colour and design.
Officer says government has turned blind eye to fascists and far right may be being used to provoke clashes with demonstrators
A senior Greek police officer has claimed that the far-right Golden Dawn party has infiltrated the police at various levels. He has laid the blame on consecutive governments and the leadership of the police force for turning a blind eye to what he describes as "pockets of fascism".
Speaking to the Guardian on condition of anonymity, the officer said the Greek state had been fully aware of the activities of Golden Dawn for several years, with the National Intelligence Service and other security agencies monitoring it closely. The officer claimed police chiefs had had the opportunity to isolate and remove these small "pockets of fascism" in the force but decided not to. The state, he said, wanted to keep the fascist elements "in reserve" and use them for its own purposes.
The film - which was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 5 March - was shot by Konstantinos Georgousis, with the full knowledge of the members, after spending a month filming far-right Golden Dawn party on the streets of Athens.
In the film, Alexandros Plomaritis, a 44-year-old who ran for parliament for the party in last year's election, said: "We are ready to open the ovens. We will turn them into soap ... to wash cars and pavements. We will make lamps from their skin."
OK its blatantly a Nazi organisation, no one in their right mind would call anything other than a Nazi type entity "Social Nationalist".
What I find really scary is that I agree with practically everything the manifesto said
If thats the case you need to change the lightsaber to RED for the kitty lol!
SO you agree with their thought on only greeks running the world? Sorry i do not see that leading to anything good. Its unfair and oppressive. They want to own the world just liek the jihadist or bankers do
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It's rather disgusting where Greece is heading too nowadays.
The Public Order Ministry said the heads of the police’s special forces, internal security, organised crime, firearms and explosives, and a rapid-response motorcycle division had been moved to other posts pending an investigation into weekend reports in the Greek media that police provided the party with assistance in alleged criminal activity.
while going on to quote that "Police have often refused to investigate racist attacks by Golden Dawn members"
Two other high-ranking police officials also resigned, citing personal reasons
Two senior police officers have resigned following a barrage of revelations into neonazi Golden Dawn and its activities.
They are Lieutenant General Yiannis Dikopoulos, inspector general of the police in southern Greece, and Major General Apostolos Kaskanis, general police director of Central Greece.
The two officers submitted their resignations to the public order minister, Nikos Dendias, on Monday.
Both men stated that they were resigning for personal reasons, but their departure is being widely interpreted as being related to revelations into the activities of neonazi Golden Dawn since the murder last week of Pavlos Fyssas by one of its members.
Dendias has also ordered the police's internal affairs division to investigate whether the force's ranks have been infiltrated by Golden Dawn.
Minister Nikos Dendias had also arranged to withdraw all 18 members of the neo-Nazi party and the local party offices to police protection until further notice.