Golden Dawn snubbed at first Athens City Hall session


Representatives of all political parties on the Athens municipal council snubbed the spokesman for neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in City Hall’s first session on Monday, reports said on Tuesday.

The capital’s new mayor, Kostas Bakoyannis, as well as leftist SYRIZA’s Nasos Iliopoulos, Pavlos Geroulanos, who is aligned with center-left Movement for Change, and Nikos Sofianos of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) walked out of the chamber when Kasidiaris began his speech and returned after he had finished.

Moreover, all municipal councillors used their vote to boycott GD candidates from representation on municipal bodies.

After failing to re-enter Parliament in the July election, Golden Dawn this week closed down its headquarters on the capital’s Mesogeion Avenue.