Nationwide protests against neonazi murder

Angry scenes fatal stabbing of Pavlos Fyssas

18 September 2013

A 45-year-old man, who has told police he carried out the stabbing and that he is a member of Golden Dawn, is expected to appear before a prosecutor in relation to the incident


The demonstration at Keratsini (Photo: Spyros Tsakiris)

Riotings has broken out at a number of the demonstrations held across the country following the fatal stabbing in the early hours of Wednesday morning of prominent leftist hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas (34).


Pavlos Fyssas aka Killah P

Thousands of people gathered at the location in Amfiali, in the Keratsini district of Piraeus, where Fyssas, better known by his stage name of Killah P, was stabbed.

Police fired fired tear gas and deployed water canon at a number of the protests after some protesters set dumpsters on fire and started hurling projectiles at police lines.

By 10.30pm, police said they made 23 arrests and detained 42.

Earlier, the leader of Independent Greeks, Panos Kammenos, was booed as he arrived at the scene of the demonstration in Keratsini, forcing him to leave the area.

There were reports that a large group of anarchist/antiauthoritarian demonstators heading towards the Golden Dawn branch office in nearby Nikea.

The victim’s family have announced that his funeral will take place at 11am at Schisto cemetery, in Korydallos.

A 45-year-old man, who has told police he carried out the stabbing and that he is a member of Golden Dawn, has been brought before a prosecutor in relation to the killing.


List of protests

Athens: Panagi Tsaldari 68, Keratsini, 6pm
Thessaloniki: Egnatias 121, Kamara, 6pm
Agrinio: central square, 7pm’
Aigio: Psila Alonia 7pm
Chania: Plateia Agoras, 6pm
Chios: Plateia Vounakiou, 6.30pm
Corfu: Ioannou Theotoki St, 6pm
Corinth: Perivolakia, 7pm
Ioannina: Prefecture building, 7pm
Irakleio: Plateia Eleftherias, 7pm
Kalamata: central square 7pm
Kavala: Plateia Kapnergati 6pm
Komotini: 6pm
Kozani: central square, 7pm
Larisa: Platia Tachydromiou, 6pm
Livadia: central square 7pm
Mytilini: Platia Sapho, 6pm
Preveza: Plateia Dikastirion, 6pm
Rethymno: City Hall 6pm
Rhodes: central square 6pm
Serres: Plateia Kronioum 6pm
Thiva: main square, 8pm
Trikala: central square, 7pm
Volos: Plateia Eleftherias, 6pm

Reposted from Eleftherotypia’s English website. Original link with additional pictures: