Threatening atmosphere at Kasidiaris’ trial

Antiracist protesters allege intimidation on part of Golden Dawn supporters


“From 7am Golden Dawn had occupied all the seats to create a pro-Kasidiaris climate in the courtroom for witnesses and judges,” Thanasis Kourkoulas, from the Deport Racism organisation, said.

“They could certainly change the outcome of the trial because they are muscular, two metres tall, with motorcycle helmets under their arms. If you were the head judge would you not be afraid during the trial and after on your way home?”[…]

About a third of the crowd outside the courtroom were identifiable as Golden Dawn with their black leather jackets, motorcycle helmets, black gloves, and combat boots. They were mostly men, in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

“It is the first time I have seen so many Golden Dawn members gathered. You don’t see such people in the places you frequent usually … It’s a little scary to come alone”[…]

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