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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)  
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