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Police ask Cretan prosecutors to look into Golden Dawn MP’s actions

Police on Crete have submitted to the prosecutors’ office in Iraklio video footage of Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris threatening officers outside a party event held on the island on Sunday.

Kasidiaris swore at the officer in charge for not keeping antifascist protesters back from the location where the party held its gathering.

After swearing at the police officer in charge, Kassidiaris told him that there would be victims unless the protesters were moved away.

“Believe me, you will have dead people by tonight,” the Golden Dawn spokesman can be heard telling the police in video footage of the incident.

In a separate event, Kassidiaris 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,” Kassidiaris said during another gathering of Golden Dawn supporters over the weekend. “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.

Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos is a self-confessed admirers of the dictatorship and met with some of the colonels involved in the junta when he was held in Korydallos Prison in his youth.

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.