Friday December 19, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
10o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Far-right MP in hot water over threats

 Prosecutor to investigate Golden Dawn official’s intimidation of demonstrators, police

The neofascist Golden Dawn faced fresh scrutiny on Monday after the party’s spokesman allegedly threatened the lives of anti-fascist protesters at a party gathering on the island of Crete on Sunday while another MP unfurled the flag used by the 1967-74 junta.

Police on Monday submitted to the prosecutor’s office in the port of Iraklio video footage of Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris threatening officers.

Kasidiaris swore at the officer in charge for not keeping anti-fascist protesters away from the venue of the gathering and told him that there would be victims unless the protesters were moved away.

“Believe me, you will have dead people by tonight,” he can be heard telling the police in video footage uploaded onto the Internet. Later in the day, Kasidiaris claimed that he meant there would be victims if police did not take the necessary security measures.

The incident was condemned by political parties, with socialist PASOK referring to “unacceptable threats and verbal abuse” and leftist SYRIZA accusing the party of trying to create “a bloodbath.”

In a separate event, Kasidiaris was filmed explaining how the party’s 18 lawmakers aim to take advantage of their parliamentary immunity and other privileges. “We can now carry guns legally and will not be arrested on the spot if there is an incident,” he said. “This makes us a bit more relaxed about our movements.”

Another neofascist MP, Christos Pappas, unfurled the flag used by the 1967-74 junta at the event on Crete, to applause from party supporters.

The coast guard on Crete is launching its own internal investigation after one of its officers was found to have used one of the service’s official cars to attend the Golden Dawn event.

ekathimerini.com , Monday November 26, 2012 (22:10)  
GD´s Kasidiaris charged for recording chat with ex PM aide
Independent Greeks leader backs MP´s bribery claims, threatens to release video
Ministry rebuffs reports that Amphipolis skeleton has been identified
Gov´t spokeswoman says bribery claims ´badly-played charade,´ heralds legal action if evidence not produced
Importers told to pay up in advance
In the last 10 days foreign suppliers have again started asking for the full cost of commodities exported to Greece to be paid in advance by their local representatives, in a picture reminis...
Jobless rate posts steady decline
Unemployment fell to 25.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, against 26.6 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and 27.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013, according to seasonally ...
Inside Business
SOCCER
PAOK loss at Giannina brings Olympiakos to within a point
The bad losses that PAOK and Panathinaikos suffered on the road on Thursday allowed Olympiakos to gain significant ground on the table and come to within one point from the top after the mid...
BASKETBALL
Reds lose in Turkey to motivated Galatasaray
Olympiakos went down at Galatasaray 79-74 on Thursday for its second defeat in the first round of the Euroleague that ended with the Reds topping their pool with eight wins in 10 games. With...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
New weapons of diplomacy
Hollywood screenwriters couldn’t make it up: That Sony, one of the world’s biggest film producers, would be forced to pull a comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator after a ...
EDITORIAL
Oblivious to change
The world around us is undergoing many important changes while we sit around stewing in our own juices. US President Barack Obama is actually talking with Cuba’s Raul Castro, for example, bu...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. GD´s Kasidiaris charged for recording chat with ex PM aide
2. Independent Greeks leader backs MP´s bribery claims, threatens to release video
3. Ministry rebuffs reports that Amphipolis skeleton has been identified
4. Gov´t spokeswoman says bribery claims ´badly-played charade,´ heralds legal action if evidence not produced
5. Former premier Mitsotakis to meet President Papoulias to discuss political upheaval
6. Ship with 200 migrants off Pylos towed to Italy after passengers refuse to stop in Greece
more news
Today
This Week
1. Independent Greeks MP Haikalis claims attempted bribery for presidential vote
2. Greek PM Samaras confronts peril putting his Greek transformation to vote
3. Ship with 200 migrants off Pylos towed to Italy after passengers refuse to stop in Greece
4. Former premier Mitsotakis to meet President Papoulias to discuss political upheaval
5. Gov't spokeswoman says bribery claims 'badly-played charade,' heralds legal action if evidence not produced
6. Ministry rebuffs reports that Amphipolis skeleton has been identified
Today
This Week
1. Juncker warns Greeks against voting 'extreme forces' into power
2. Romanos and the dilemma
3. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
4. A friendly yet firm message from Pierre Moscovici
5. High stakes
6. Europe's drama in Greece needs final act to avoid tragedy
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.