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.
Whatever the motivations of
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...
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