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Golden Dawn defense team wants trial postponed

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The defense team in the trial of Golden Dawn, the far-right party accused of constituting a criminal organization, on Tuesday filed a request to postpone proceedings until after Greek national elections on September 20.

The reasoning behind the request was that the trial is obstructing the electoral campaigns of those running as candidates.

Judges are expected to rule on the request in the coming days as the next session is scheduled for September 14.

On Tuesday, anti-fascist demonstrators gathered outside Korydallos Prison in western Athens to protest against the party, which is polling third in most surveys.

A rally has been organized in Piraeus on Friday to mark the two-year anniversary of rapper Pavlos Fyssas’s fatal stabbing by a self-professed GD member.

Party leader Nikos Michaloliakos is due to give a pre-election speech in the port city on the same day, with activists demanding that it be canceled.