The Neo-Nazi march in Athens
Photo: AP

Greece: Neo-Nazi party holds march

Some 2,000 supporters of extreme right party chant 'Foreigners out of Greece' in Anthens ahead of elections

Holding torches and chanting "Foreigners out of Greece!" some 2,000 supporters of the extreme right Golden Dawn party marched Tuesday through central Athens ahead of elections in the financially struggling country.


The heavily policed rally on Tuesday ended peacefully.


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Greece headed into a new month of political uncertainty after power-sharing talks collapsed earlier May, triggering new elections that could determine whether the country retains its tenuous position in Europe's currency.


תומכי מפלגת "השחר המוזהב", אמש במרכז אתונה (צילום: רויטרס)

Golden Dawn party supporters in Athens (Photo: AP)


Golden Dawn, prominent members of which have expressed admiration for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, won nearly 7 percent of the vote in May 6 elections and 21 seats in the 300-member parliament.


But that election failed to produce a coalition government because of strong disagreement among parties over whether to honor Greece's international bailout loan terms. New elections are set for June 17.



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