Arson attack on the offices of the Golden Dawn

Unknown individuals have burnt down offices in Athens that belong to the fascist 'Golden Dawn' party.

Submitted by working class … on August 13, 2012

The Greek fascist party, the Golden Dawn, have received significant fire damage to their offices in central Athens following an attack by unknown individuals.

The offices are on the fourth floor of a tower block, and were empty at the time.

The Golden Dawn has issued a press release condemning the attack:

“It is yet another terrorist attack. The national struggle will continue just as powerfully until Greece belongs once more to the Greeks”

The Golden Dawn received around 7% of the vote in recent elections and has over 20 MP’s in the Greek Parliament.

Since they gained office, the number of attacks on immigrants in Greece has sky-rocketed. Not only do they encourage attacks on immigrants, their officials actively participate in them, often in league with the police (50% of whom voted for the Golden Dawn in recent elections).

This is the second time this year that offices by the Golden Dawn have been targeted. In March, their offices in the port town of Patras were destroyed by unknown individuals.

Comments

Steven.

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on August 13, 2012

Couldn't happen to a nicer group of people

Ewan Hoozarmy

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Ewan Hoozarmy on August 13, 2012

Excellent.

General Strike

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by General Strike on August 14, 2012

Make total destroy!

gram negative

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by gram negative on August 14, 2012

I hope they receive more warm receptions

Redwinged Blackbird

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Redwinged Blackbird on August 14, 2012

Violence against fascists is counter-revolutionary or something.

Mark.

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Mark. on August 14, 2012

Some Greek mainstream media coverage

Greek Reporter: Golden Dawn office firebombed in Athens after Iraqi’s murder

Greek authorities say arsonists firebombed an office of the far-right political party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) in the area of Pagkrati, Athens, a day after the brutal murder of a 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant on Aug. 13. Witnesses said he was attacked by five men on motorcycles and stabbed a number of times...

Athens News: Young Iraqi fatally wounded in Athens

A young Iraqi national was attacked and fatally wounded in the early hours of Sunday, police have revealed.
 
According to a police statement, the young man was assaulted while walking along Anaxagoras Street in Athens, at approximately 4 in the morning and received numerous strikes with a sharp object, possibly a knife.
 
He was taken to the Evangelismos hospital, where despite the best efforts of the available doctors he died just after noon.
 
Early reports from witnesses have police looking for five individuals who were riding motorcycles in the area, who prior to attacking the unfortunate Iraqi had attempted to assault a Romanian and a Moroccan national.
 
Police have refused to comment on the fact that the method of the attackers is very similar to other attacks on immigrants that have been pinned on Golden Dawn supporters…

Reddebrek

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Reddebrek on August 14, 2012

This news certainly warmed the cockles of my heart.

plasmatelly

11 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by plasmatelly on August 14, 2012

That photo makes them look like a really shit Public Enemy tribute act!