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Far right-wingers murdered a left-wing rap singer

18 September 2013 / 14:09:22  GRReporter
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A man, aged 34, was stabbed to death in the suburb of Keratsini in Piraeus shortly after midnight. According to sources, the victim was rap singer Pavlos Fyssas who was a member of the extra-parliamentary left wing and was known in the region for his activity against neo-Nazis. Eyewitnesses claim that a group of far right-wingers killed the young man.
The authorities are investigating the possibility of political motives hiding behind the murder. Shortly after the murder, the police seized and subsequently arrested a man, aged 45, upon whom they had found a knife. The authorities are still seeking the other participants in the attack.

According to the available information, the attack took place in front of an establishment at 60, Panai Tsaldari Street in Keratsini shortly after midnight. Witnesses claim that the murdered young man and his friends had been watching there the football match between Olympiakos and Paris Saint - Germain. He had had a quarrel with the attacker who, shortly after the dispute, had left. After midnight, the rap singer, aged 34, and his friends went to his motorcycle which was parked on the same street. There, however, he had fallen into the "ambush" organized by the 45-year-old and several others.

They attacked the rap singer and, during the confrontation, wounded him in the chest with a knife. He was taken in very critical condition to the hospital in Nikea where he later died. According to sources, he himself had shown the DIAS policemen who had arrived at the site of the attack the man who had stabbed him. The policemen were able to capture the 45-year-old attacker very quickly.

In statements to the Greek media, mayor of Keratsini Lucas Tzanis states that according to eyewitnesses, the attackers were members of Golden Dawn. For its part, the party's spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris has categorically denied that it had anything to do with the case.

About 200 supporters of anti-fascist organizations gathered at the place of the attack immediately after it. It is expected that they will hold a protest procession today at 6 pm. According to Petros Constantinou, a representative of the left organization ANTARSIA and coordinator of the movement "United against Racism", the attack was not provoked by any controversy at the establishment. "There was a group of anti-fascists there and 40 members of Golden Dawn ambushed for them outside," he told Skai Radio.

According to him, the DIAS policemen were very close to the place of the attack at that time. "It was not an accident, as we have recently seen attacks in Piraeus and the suburbs of the city organized by Golden Dawn and its groups," said Constantinou, stressing that those are the same people who attacked members of the Communist Party a few days ago.

The police investigation is continuing.

"Eczema has turned into cancer."

"Can I ask you something? How should we call those who stab people? Should we call them 'National socialists' or are we allowed to call them 'fascists'?"

"Babi, I think things have become serious" (an ironic comment on the proposal of journalist Babis Papadimitriou for a coalition between New Democracy and a more "serious" Golden Dawn).

"How many persons need to be stabbed before the voters of Golden Dawn decide that they have got their "revenge" on the political system?" are just a few of the comments on the social networks while Greek society is following the events with concern.

Tags: Crime newsMurderLeft-wing rap singerFar right-wingersGolden DawnPolitical motives
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