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Neo-Nazi Greek MPs Attack Immigrants in Central Athens

Members of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party have been involved in yet another attack against immigrants in central Athens.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 11/1/2012, 5:05 PM

Disorder in Athens
Disorder in Athens
Reuters

Members of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party have been involved in yet another attack against immigrants in central Athens, after an immigrant allegedly stabbed a hairdresser in the area.

A group of 150 people, including members of the far-right party, assaulted immigrants and damaged shops in the Aghios Pantaleimonas neighborhood, the Greek Ekathimerini website reported, according to The International Business Times.

The foreign national allegedly stole money from the hairdresser's shop. The victim was taken to hospital.

Golden Dawn extremists have been involved in a number of attacks on immigrants, Jews and human rights activists over recent months.

Recently, Golden Dawn MP, Elena Zaroulia, caused anger by calling immigrants “sub-humans” carrying “all sorts of diseases” during a parliamentary session in Athens.

The party, which received 12 percent of the vote in the country’s last election, campaigned under the slogan “So we can rid the land of filth” and holds frequent rallies, chanting “Foreigners out of Greece!”