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Daniel Howden: Fascist group Golden Dawn rises from the depths of Greece's despair

Daniel Howden

Published 04/05/2012 | 12:17

A member of the extreme right Golden Dawn during an election campaign rally in Athens
A member of the extreme right Golden Dawn during an election campaign rally in Athens

It started, as many days do in Greece, with a trip to the kiosk to buy cigarettes.

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Still half-asleep, Panayiotis Roumeliotis was surprised to be asked to show his identity card by two young men with shaved heads.

It was his first direct contact with the vigilante groups that have become a feature of everyday life in some areas of the Greek capital.

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