Vicious Neo-Nazi attacks on immigrant vendors are cause for celebration for some anti-Muslim bigots.
Greece: Golden Dawn smashes illegal Muslim stalls
BRAVO! Pro-Greece, Anti-Islamization party members take illegal immigration into their own hands
ATHENS: Golden Dawn patriots go through an open air market and smash the stalls being run by illegal aliens (the vast majority of whom are Muslims).
Islam vs Europe Footage posted on the partyâ€™s official website from the day shows about 40 Golden Dawn supporters, clad in black t-shirts and with many carrying Greek flags, requesting that migrant vendors outside the Panaghia Pantovasilissa Church show them their residence permits. Members are seen violently pulling apart one of the stalls and smashing the merchandise. The two deputies, who joined the procession, said they felt it was their duty to step in where the police had failed to do so by rooting out illegal vendors.
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by Erica Ritz, The Blaze
Not surprisingly, Greeceâ€™s neo-nazi political party â€śGolden Dawnâ€ť has become increasingly violent since winning a shocking number of the countryâ€™s parliament seats earlier this year.
Running on an anti-immigrant platform, international reports indicate the group has become less of a political party and more of an organized gang.
The U.K. GuardianÂ writes:
â€¦they are not a party at all: they are acting likeÂ a gang of criminal thugs, and it should not be beyond the pale to declare their organisation as such.
â€śWe feel disgusted in the parliament,â€ťÂ said their leader, Nikos Mihaloliakos,Â in a speech to his followersÂ on 25 August. â€śIf they want us to,Â we can abandon it at any given moment and take to the streets.Â There, they shall see what the Golden Dawn is really about, they will see what battle means, they will see what struggle means,Â they will see what bayonets sharpened every night meanâ€ś.Â Â Holding torches, they shouted â€śblood, honour, Golden Dawnâ€ť â€“ a direct translation from the German â€śBlut und Ehreâ€ť, the motto once carried by the Nazi SA.â€śItâ€™s you who are our Storm Detachments (Sturmabteilung).Â Let them come after you!â€ť he continued, in his usual Nazi-inspired terms. Singing their official hymn â€śRaise the flags highâ€ť â€“ again,Â a direct translation of the Nazi stormtroopers hymn â€śDie fachne hochâ€ť â€“ young men and women call for open, violent conflict both with the state and with any opponents on the ground.Â [Emphasis added]
In the most recent example of Golden Dawnâ€™s brazen violence, the partyÂ released a videoÂ of its members destroying the stands of immigrant workers in the city of Rafina, near Athens, Friday night.Â It didnâ€™t appear that they waited until the area was desertedâ€“ rather, they simply appeared to be unchallenged, and marched through the streets in a symbol of power after the attack.
To be fair, however, the neo-Nazis appeared to descend en masse, and it is unlikely that a solitary protester could have prevented the damage.
ApparentlyÂ the subsequent march was dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and at least two police deputies joined in, saying they felt it was their duty to step in where the rest of the police force failed.
Greek mediaÂ relates:
According to ministry sources, the deputies could be charged with usurping authority and damaging property.
Meanwhile, the party vowed to continue raids targeting migrant street traders without permits. A statement posted on the Golden Dawn website said raids would continue across the country, until authorities â€śdecide to do their job and stop encouraging illegality.â€ť
Business Insider simply writes: â€śWelcome to a society thatâ€™s been pushed to its breaking point.â€ť