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Golden Dawn is an armed party

16 January 2014 / 16:01:19  GRReporter
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"Twenty people from Golden Dawn informed us that there was a conflict with people from the familiar circles (i.e. opponents of power). We are close. We are trying to appease the spirits. Anyway, you should know that, as far as we can see, there are people with knuckle dusters and weapons... ".

This was the report of the motorized police rapid response unit several minutes before the murder of Pavlos Fyssas, aged 35, on 17 September 2013 in Amfiali. The recording of the conversation between the policemen who had arrived at the scene and the headquarters of the Greek police makes it clear that, at the critical moment, some policemen played a "passive" role as they had accepted the assurances of Golden Dawn members that their goal was anarchists rather than citizens watching a football match in the cafeteria at that time. However, one can hear how the headquarters ordered the policemen to "stay away to inform the headquarters of the developments!", which may have proved fatal.

What is shocking in the conversations between the headquarters and the motorized policemen who had arrived at the scene is the fact that, although the policemen had requested support from Nicaea and Piraeus four times, the controller did not seem to respond. Moreover, a little later he would ask whether the incident had involved foreigners...

The words of one of the policemen recorded at the time of the fatal injury of Pavlos Fyssas are the following: "Operator, a man is bleeding, he was possibly stabbed. He is showing us his attacker. Both are here at the scene."

At the same time, photos found on the computers of Giorgos Patelis, head of Golden Dawn in Nicaea, show, on training grounds, a dozen party members dressed in camouflage uniforms holding machine guns. The majority of them are in the camp of the organisation at the waterfalls of Neda river in the Peloponnese.

The archive also contains photos of a girl, a member of Golden Dawn, holding a gun too.

Also impressive are other photos taken during a training session of other Golden Dawn members which show them holding a gun at the head of the "enemy"

and a photo of a couple of party supporters, which shows a third person jokingly threatening to shoot them with a gun.

Policemen and magistrates state that "the photos found in computer archives, showing Golden Dawn members holding weapons and undergoing an appropriate training, confirm the paramilitary structure of the party. They also add new data to the investigation of the murder of the 35-year-old rapper which took place ​​in September in Keratsini".

So far, there have been such photos of party members alone, including Ilias Kasidiaris.

The photos of heavily armed leaders and other members of Golden Dawn, some of whom were involved in the murder of Pavlos Fyssas, will be submitted by the criminal laboratory of the Greek police to investigator Joanna Kalapa who is investigating the case of the far-right party.

Tags: Golden DawnWeaponsParamilitary organisationMurderPavlos Fyssas
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