Golden Dawn is a dangerous sign of the times. The murder of Pavlos Fyssas has awakened the vast majority of Greeks as well as the country’s politicians in a way that has led to them realizing they need to act to prevent the neo-Nazi movement from taking on an even greater dimension.
Golden Dawn is a special case that displays clear evidence of criminal activity. We must be firm against all forms of violence, however. Knives can be lethal, as was the case in Keratsini, but so can Molotov cocktails or clubs aimed at the heads of police officers, or any other weapon in the hands of fanatics. There is no excuse when it comes to violence. Those who justify it as the result of social indignation are paving the way for civil strife, among other perils. The priority now is dealing with the Golden Dawn phenomenon which is threatening Greece’s democracy and stability.
Meanwhile, we must be firm and strict toward all violence in public life, no matter where this stems from.