Greece arrests Golden Dawn leader in crackdown on far-right
A follow-up to a page I posted a few days ago about Greece considering banning the Golden Dawn Party; it looks like they’re taking major action against them.
Nikos Michaloliakos, 56, was arrested on Saturday morning on charges of founding a criminal organisation, with arrest warrants issued for dozens more party members and lawmakers, officials said.
“The Secretary General and one lawmaker of the Golden Dawn Party were arrested a short while ago after arrest warrants were issued,” Greek police confirmed in a text message to journalists.
The arrest of Michaloliakos along with party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris comes as part of a wider crackdown on the far-right group after the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by an alleged Golden Dawn member, which sparked riots across the country.
Things just got interesting in Greece, I’d daresay.