Folk singer hospitalised after attack by neo-nazis in Athens

Sofia Papazoglou, folk singer

Sofia Papazoglou, a popular folk singer was attacked by members of the Golden Dawn neo-nazi party in Athens after throwing election leaflets handed to her in the garbage. The singer remains hospitalised with serious burns from use of unidentified acid spray and with impaired vision.

Sofia Papazoglou, a popular folk singer of the "entehno" genre known for her progressive politics was attacked on Thursday 1st of October outside the metro station of Katehaki, in Athens, by ten members of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn when she threw election leaflets handed to her by the thugs in the garbage. The Golden Dawn was created in the 1980s by the convicted neo-nazi bomber Mihaloliakos at the orders of the imprisoned head of the military junta of 1967-1974 Colonel Georgios Papadopoulos. Since, the Golden Dawn has been waging a campaign of terror against the left wing and anarchists as well as immigrants, people of color and jews. Nevertheless, as it comes under the explicit protection of EYP, the greek secret services (the daily eleftherotypia has published a pay-sheet of Mihaloliakos by EYP), the neo-nazi group has never been persecuted and is allowed to participate in national elections. As a clear indication of the above patron-client relation with the secret services, the election campaign booth of the neo-nazis was placed this year directly under the headquarters of the EYP, in Katehaki avenue, a few meters away from the main riot police camp of the greek capital. When Ms Papazoglou threw the racist leaflets in the bin, ten thugs attacked her with a still unidentified acid spray in the eyes and then proceeded to beat her up savagely. The police did not intervene and the folk singer was taken to hospital after the intervention of metro workers. Half an hour later the neo-nazis were dispersed by anarchist who arrived at the spot upon hearing the news of the new vicious attack.

Ms Papazoglou remains in hospital with impaired vision and serious burns and bruises on her body. The Golden Dawn denies involvement in the incident, decrying it as "rumors spread by dirty jews and freemasons" and "protectors of ecologists and greens"...

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Oct 1 2009 17:48

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Steven.
Oct 1 2009 23:28

This is absolutely disgusting sad

Choccy
Oct 2 2009 11:07

horrible sad

Entdinglichung
Oct 2 2009 11:56
ProperAgenda
Oct 2 2009 14:04

Okay this is going to make me sound like just another ignorant American. I'm really not familiar with sub-culture in Europe so bare with me.

My friend from college was from England and would always tell me that there is a huge underground skinhead Nazi movement in all of Western Europe. They were usually the first ones to get violent towards anyone, is this true?

Is this just a reaction to the immigrant situation and young white kids feel threaten?

Boris Badenov
Oct 2 2009 22:28

Fucking sickening. There is nothing that these scumturds will not sink to.

Hungry56
Oct 3 2009 06:31

fucking fuck.

That indymedia article is ridiculous, they constantly refer to it as a 'sexist attack' by 'sexist thugs', as if a group of nazi's bashing a lone person for chucking a leaflet is only bad if it is politically incorrect in some way.

jef costello
Oct 3 2009 07:25

Evil shits.
Didn't they use acid on some women last year after the police killed thaat young boy?

Hungry56
Oct 3 2009 08:03

You mean this maybe?

"On Monday 22 of December Konstantina Kouneva, militant syndicalist, general secretary of the cleaner’s union of Athens (Panattic Union of Cleaners and Domestic Personnel) and active feminist was attacked with vitriolic acid by what she and her comrades claim to be agents of her bosses. "

They made her drink the acid.

knightrose
Oct 3 2009 09:55

That is bloody awful. Greek fascists protected by the state. Well what a surprise. Well done the anarchs for getting the shits ACOD

Ben Cunningham
Oct 8 2009 07:51

What makes these people tick? They are no different than terrorists who kill dozens or thousands of innocent people around the world. These dangerous people have hate in their hearts. When you and I get angry, we do not want to harm someone. These people harm so effortlessly. How do they justify these actions in their own minds? I guess hate overrides all other normal emotions. What else can we say about them? casino online

JoeMaguire
May 9 2010 11:40
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Okay this is going to make me sound like just another ignorant American. I'm really not familiar with sub-culture in Europe so bare with me.

My friend from college was from England and would always tell me that there is a huge underground skinhead Nazi movement in all of Western Europe. They were usually the first ones to get violent towards anyone, is this true?

Not sure about huge. In the UK nazi gigs still happen but they are organised clandestinely due to the success of Antifa. Its usually under the auspices of Blood and Honour.