Kasidiaris slammed over ‘scarecrow’ comments


Greece’s ruling SYRIZA party on Wednesday condemned a verbal attack by Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris against deputy Parliament speaker and MP Anastasia Christodoulopoulou.

During a parliamentary debate on Greece’s asylum rules Wednesday, Kasidiaris said that if Golden Dawn came to power it would use Christodoulopoulou as a “scarecrow” to keep would-be migrants away from the islands.

In a statement Wednesday, SYRIZA said the “vulgar and fascist attack… constitutes a provocation to progressive and democratic citizens.”

“The country must be purged of this criminal gang, it must sideline the apologists of Hitler and their racist language,” it said.