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Racism goes beyond immigrants and focuses on all different people

24 April 2013 / 22:04:07  GRReporter
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"The Greek state is obliged to change its position and to confront those who hide behind the strategy of tension. It starts with immigrants, but does not stop there. All traditional targets of neo-Nazis have become their target too." According to Kostis Papaioannou, the political system is wrong if it thinks that it can stop the phenomenon at any time. "All parties, whether they are in parliament or not, must unite and act together, despite all the differences between them," he said, adding that the activities at schools should be particularly enhanced because of the increased racist violence among pupils.

Finally, Reza Gholami, president of the Association of United Afghan Political Refugees in Greece, summarized by saying, "The figures we have presented have little to do with reality. We are unable to register all attacks. A large number of undocumented immigrants are afraid to go out in the street. They are afraid of both the police and gangs. When we tell them to file a complaint, they smile because they had been to the police in the past where the officers there attacked them too. Their voices do not go farther than a few hundred metres from their homes. Imagine a democratic country in which one is afraid to leave his or her house. Today, it is the immigrants’ turn and tomorrow it will be other people’s turn."

 

Tags: SocietyRacist violenceImmigrantsGolden DawnNeo NazismAttacks
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