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MP reports threatening phone call after row with Golden Dawn

PASOK MP Yiannis Maniatis, who was involved in an angry exchange of words with Golden Dawn deputies in Parliament on Friday, said that he has since received threatening phone calls.

Maniatis objected to the spokesman of the neo-Nazi party, Ilias Kasidiaris, hurling insults in Parliament, including an attack on former Prime Minister George Papandreou in which he labeled him ?only 25 percent Greek.?

Maniatis?s response led to a fresh attack from Golden Dawn lawmakers that was followed by their decision to walk out of the chamber. It is suspected that the neofascists staged the walkout, as the incident was posted on the Internet within minutes.

Maniatis told Vima FM on Saturday that he received a call from an unidentified number during his life was threatened. The MP said he informed the Public Order Ministry about the incident.