Tuesday 20 February 2018

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

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

Daniel Howden

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

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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