The incident happened in the Athens district of Maroussi at about 1.30 pm today, while the PASOK deputy and former Minister of Education Petros Evtimiou was talking in a cafe with citizens supporting his candidacy.
According to the deputy, there were about 50 people in the region - activists of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, who were giving out pre-election campaign materials.
When they understood that the deputy was in the cafe, they went inside and tried to lynch him by swearing at him and shouting slogans against him and politicians in general.
"Crooks, traitors, politicians" and "Political prostitutes, gallows are awaiting you," were some of the insults the supporters of Golden Dawn were shouting and according to witnesses, the attackers sang the national anthem before leaving the cafe.
"45 years after the colonels' coup, activists of Golden Dawn have chosen the 21 April to exercise violence during a meeting with supporters of the PASOK candidate Petros Efthymiou", PASOK spokesman Fofi Genimata stated.
She stressed that the arrogance of Golden Dawn is fueled by conspiracy theories and big talks of nihilists. PASOK spokesman urged all political forces to condemn the violence and create a united front to protect democratic institutions.
"Tolerance can become bad. We do not want to see Nazi salutes in the Greek Parliament; we do not want to see that those who believe in violence and reprisals are rewarded. Let us oppose them all together ", said in conclusion Fofi Genimata.
Meanwhile, police spokesman Athanasios Kokkalakis said the incident is under investigation and a court case has been initiated.
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