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Golden Dawn members blocked by Facebook

 Primary school teachers condemn attempts to interfere with commemoration of Oct. 28 anniversary

Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn party on Monday slammed a decision by Facebook to block the accounts of several of its members and deputies, lashing out at what it said was an “act of censorship” and a “relentless attack against nationalist users.”

The California-based networking website allegedly blocked the profiles after deeming that they violated terms of use on violence and racism. It also deleted the web pages of Golden Dawn members and others who had posted Nazi symbols. The party, which has 18 seats in Parliament, has reportedly filed a complaint with Greece’s electronic crimes unit.

Meanwhile, Greece’s primary school teachers’ federation (DOE) on Monday condemned attempts by members of Golden Dawn to interfere with the commemoration of the October 28 anniversary – when Greeks celebrate the 1940 rejection of an Italian ultimatum – at a kindergarten and primary school on the Ionian island of Lefkada. Several children of Albanian descent allegedly drew the Albanian flag during a class on multiculturalism. The drawings went on display for the October 28 celebration.

The move irked several Greek parents, who notified Golden Dawn officials on the island. The latter accused the teacher of being unpatriotic.

In a statement Monday, DOE defended the teacher, saying that “the Greek school has no space for self-styled guardians of all that is sacred and holy in this nation.”

Recent reports have suggested that members of Golden Dawn aim to interfere with upcoming school commemorations of the 1973 Athens Polytechnic student uprising against the military dictatorship on November 17.

ekathimerini.com , Monday November 12, 2012 (21:20)  
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