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Greek government to table legislation to outlaw Golden Dawn

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Anti-Golden Dawn protests have taken place across Greece following the killing of hip-hop artist Pavlos Fyssas.

As tension stalks Athens, the Greek government, under fire from all sides, looks set to table emergency legislation to outlaw the group.

Golden Dawn denies any involvement with the Fyssas killing.

Nikolaos Michaloliakos, leader of Golden Dawn made the following statement: “Golden Dawn has said that it condemns this specific tragic event and others. It condemns every act of violence. But this is not enough for the holy inquisition in 2013 by this bailout government.”

The funeral of the murdered 34-year-old went ahead earlier in an atmosphere of fear, fury and sadness.

Many believe the leadership of Golden Dawn has lost control of the less predictable and volatile grassroots membership.