Who are Golden Dawn?

The People's Association – Golden Dawn (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language: Λαϊκός Σύνδεσμος – Χρυσή Αυγή Laïkós Sýndesmos - Chrysí Avgí), usually known simply as Golden Dawn (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language: Χρυσή Αυγή, Chrysí Avgí pronounced en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_Greek), is a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far-right_politics political organization and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_party in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece. It is led by en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolaos_Michaloliakos.
Scholars and media describe it as en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Nazism and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism, though the group rejects these labels. Members have expressed admiration of the former dictator en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioannis_Metaxas, who ruled Greece from 1936 until 1941. They have also made use of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_symbolism, and have praised figures of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_Germany in the past. According to academic sources, the group is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenophobia, while the party's leader has openly identified it as nationalist and racist.
The scenes you will see seem very reminiscent of the actions of the Nazi party during the 1930's when Germany endured hyperinflation.
Since the making of this video, Greek police have arrested the leader of Golden Dawn on charges of forming a criminal organisation.


By: BSG (2781.50)

Tags: Golden Dawn, Fascist, Neo-Nazi, Greece

Location: Greece


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