|Rage boils over Greek neo-Nazi murderers
The Greek press railed Thursday over the murder of a leftist musician by an alleged supporter of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, amid mounting calls for tighter control of the group.
“The cold-blooded murder of a citizen by a Golden Dawn supporter must awaken everyone,'' liberal Kathimerini daily said in an editorial.
“There must be zero tolerance towards the criminal activity of this neo-Nazi organization,'' it said.
“The monster of Nazism kills – resist'', centre-left daily Ethnos urged Greece's mainstream parties.
The calls came a day after police and protesters clashed as thousands demonstrated against fascism following the murder of popular hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas.
The 34-year-old was fatally stabbed in the working-class Athens district of Keratsini early on Wednesday by a 45-year-old truck driver who later allegedly confessed his Golden Dawn affiliation to police.
The victim's family said that Fyssas and a small group of friends had been ambushed by a large gang of Golden Dawn supporters outside a cafeteria.
Following news of the Fyssas murder, those demonstrations quickly morphed into protests against fascism.
Greece police minister, Nikos Dendias, said the government would toughen legislation on organized criminal activity to rein in Golden Dawn.
Golden Dawn has repeatedly denied involvement in these incidents.—AFP