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Thousands of neo-Nazis march through Greece

By Mason White 6:31 PM February 4, 2013
Golden Dawn Party rally in Athens 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) The extreme right awakening in Greece brought upon in part by the extreme right wing Golden Dawn Party, has continued this week, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Tens of thousands of neo-Nazis marched in Athens in support of the extreme right party, Golden Dawn, in Greece, the largest demonstration in support of the movement since coming to power in the general elections several months ago.

People in military uniforms, with torches, wearing swastikas and chanting slogans against immigrants, marched through central Athens, on what would have been a memorial in honor of the feast of the fallen soldiers.

“This is a day of remembrance. It is a day to remember that the Golden Dawn is here to stay. So long that Greece will have the Golden Dawn Party, there will be hope for the country,” Golden Dawn spokesperson Ilias Kassidiaris, told supporters.

Hundreds of riot police and security officers were deployed to the scene of the march, which took place near the office of the prime minister and the Turkish Embassy in Athens.

The party, which has become famous for its blatant anti-Semitic rhetoric, has been responsible for carrying out attacks against Jews and foreigners. It has begun to spread anti-immigration message in schools and youth clubs, as well as through online social networks, according to recent reports in the international press.

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