Golden Dawn-linked gang suspected in attack on poster crew


A crew sticking posters advertising a Panhellenic Union of Merchant Seamen (PENEN) event on walls in Piraeus were physically attacked by between 10 and 12 people on motorcycles early Wednesday morning. The posters were promoting an upcoming event organized by PENEN to mark the 1917 October Revolution in Russia.

In a statement, PENEN said that the attackers were on a mission to tear down all of its posters throughout Piraeus and that they were right-wing extremists linked to the Golden Dawn party.

“The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn gangs continues to act unimpeded,” it said, adding that Golden Dawn-linked gangs have conducted regular attacks against anti-fascist activists and immigrants in areas including Aspropyrgos, Perama and Piraeus.