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Rally Against Racism

anti racism rally athens

A rally against racism and more specifically, the rise of fascism embodied by Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) in Greece, was held in Athens on Saturday. It follows the murder of another young man in the city allegedly perpetrated by supporters of the “party”.

Some 3,000 people have taken part in a demonstration in the Greek capital Athens to protest against the rise of the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn.

The protest, which brought together Greeks and immigrants, was part of a day of anti-racism events.

Golden Dawn, exploiting public anger over the financial crisis, won 18 seats in parliament last June.

One of the most right-wing parties in Europe, it is accused of anti-immigrant attacks, but denies violent activity.

The coffin of a Pakistani immigrant murdered by suspected right-wing extremists was also put on display.

Shehzad Luqman, 27, was stabbed to death by two men who had been riding a motorcycle as he rode his bicycle to work in the Athens neighbourhood of Petralona in the early hours of Wednesday.

Read the full article at the BBC

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