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Golden Dawn MP snubs ethics committee over public urination

Parliament’s ethics committee said on Wednesday it would call a Golden Dawn MP for questioning after he was filmed apparently urinating outside the entrance to the Mega TV studios in Athens during a protest on Monday.

Hoewever, the far-right deputy, Christos Pappas, said he would refuse to attend the hearing. “Some hypocrites are asking me to answer for the protest at Mega,” he said. “I’m not going anywhere.”

Golden Dawn was protesting Mega TV showing Turkish soap operas. The protest was held to coincide with Independence Day, marking the start of the war that ended Ottoman rule.

The protest was criticized by the coalition, opposition parties and the POESY journalists’ union.