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Golden Dawn stage ‘solidarity rally’ for Cypriots

A group of around 500 members and supporters of the ultra-rightwing Golden Dawn staged a rally outside the German Embassy in Athens on Saturday in what organizers described as an expression of solidarity with the people of Cyprus where government and troika officials are trying to hammer out an economic rescue package for Nicosia.

The crowd gathered close to the German Embassy, targeted due to the dominant role of Germany in the formation of eurozone policy, but were unable to gain access to the building due to the strong presence of riot police officers.

Protesters waved Greek flags and banners bearings slogans including «No to the repression of the Cyriot people» and «Cyprus, Aegean, a united front.»

Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris and other deputies of Golden Dawn addressed the crowd which sung the Greek national anthem before dispersing peacefully.