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  Kislev 19, 5773 , 03/12/12

Call to March Against neo-Nazi Surge in Greece

Scores of prominent European public figures, including a Nobel laureate and a Nazi-hunter, on Monday backed a call to march against a neo-Nazi surge in Greece.

The silent walk from the Greek parliament to the Acropolis is set for December 15, according to the Paris-based organiser, the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM). EGAM said that racist, anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denying speeches as well as an increase in violence in Greece "jeopardise the fundamental values of democracy, in the very country where it was born".

"Let us be clear: fighting racism, anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism in Greece does not mean fighting Greece, but fighting this ideology of hatred spreading across the whole continent," the group said.

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