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Leftist veteran: Golden Dawn 'insult to democracy'

Leftist veteran and main opposition SYRIZA MP Manolis Glezos on Tuesday condemned the ultra-rightwing Golden Dawn, describing their presence in Greece's Parliament as «an insult to Greek democracy."

The entrance to Parliament earlier this year of Golden Dawn, which holds of 18 of the seats in the 300-seat Parliament, is «one of the darkest pages in the history of Greek democracy,» Glezos said.

The 89-year-old wartime resistance veteran, best known for removing a flag bearing a swastika from the Acropolis in 1941, said Golden Dawn was not purely a fascist or Nazi group «but a party that essentially violates the good of the nation and with characteristics of a criminal organization which does not hesitate to plot crudely, exploiting the instincts of a society that is collapsing."

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