Two Golden Dawn members murdered outside party offices

Two Golden Dawn members murdered outside party offices

Two members of the Greek fascist party, the Golden Dawn, have been shot and killed in a drive-by shooting outside the party HQ in Athens. A third is said to be in critical condition in hospital.

Witnesses describe two men on motorcycles stopping in front of the offices, dismounting, and then ‘emptying their weapons’ into the gathered party members.

The police claim the attack – carried out with an MB5 machine gun - has all the hallmarks of a ‘well organised terrorist attack.’

The attack comes just 6 weeks after Golden dawn members murdered a well-known anti-fascist hip hop artist, Pavlos Fyssas.

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Nov 1 2013 23:17

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  • The police claim the attack – carried out with an MB5 machine gun - has all the hallmarks of a ‘well organised terrorist attack.’

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ocelot
Nov 5 2013 11:49

Whatever the motivations of the perpetrators, the substitution of a logic of armed struggle for the current social struggle in Greece would be strategically disastrous for the left at this juncture. Elements of Neo Dimokratia are still hammering away at the "theory of the two extremes" - i.e. that they are happy to see the state move against GD, only if they simultaneously use the same methods against the anarchists and Syriza. In that context this action benefits ND and the troika far more than any other political tendency in Greece. IMHO, obviously...

ocelot
Nov 5 2013 11:59
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Police believe the two attackers made their escape through Afxentiou and Minoos streets, before dumping the motorcyle in the Helidonou stream, in what they believe was an effort to destroy DNA and fingerprint evidence.

The pair then escaped together in another vehicle or were assisted by others, police believe.

The motorbike in question, a Honda Africa Twin, was reported stolen late last July from the Athens district of Kallithea, which police sources believe suggests that the perpetrators were planning a "hit" on other "economic" or "political" targets, but changed their plans following the murder of Pavlos Fyssas, who was stabbed by a Golden Dawn supporter, just over six weeks ago.

No group has claimed responsibility for Friday's attack, although antiterrorist police are believed to have identified some similarities between the shooting and other incidents.

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graceboy
Nov 7 2013 11:43