Prosecutor orders probe into Golden Dawn documentary

A prosecutor on Wednesday ordered an investigation into a documentary aired on Britain’s Channel Four showing a parliamentary candidate for the neofascist Golden Dawn calling for immigrants to be made into soap.

The documentary, titled ‘The Cleaners’ and shot by Greek film student Constantinos Georgousis, who followed Alexandros Plomaritis around Athens for a month last summer, shows party members talking openly about beating immigrants. It also shows Plomaritis saying, “We are ready to turn on the ovens,” and calling for immigrants to be turned into soap and lampshades.

Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris described the video as “tragicomic” and the opinions expressed as “laughable.”