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Photos show Golden Dawn leaders' Nazi salutes

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By Euronews
Photos show Golden Dawn leaders' Nazi salutes

<p>Disturbing photographs have emerged showing leaders of Greece’s extreme right-wing Golden Dawn Party posing in front of a giant swastika flag.</p> <p>The photos show party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, his deputy Christos Pappas, and party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris performing fascist salutes in front of Nazi flags.</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/271898/600x383_01-golden-dawn-nazi-photos.jpg"></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/271898/600x349_02-golden-dawn-nazi-photos.jpg"></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/271898/600x681_03-golden-dawn-nazi-photos.jpg"></p> <p>Nikos Michaloliakos, who is in prison awaiting trial on charges of running a criminal gang, has described himself as an “unrepentant nationalist and a proud Golden Dawn member,” who is ready to go to prison, and even die, for his ideals.</p> <p>Earlier this month the Greek parliament stripped the three men of their parliamentary immunity.</p> <p>It means they can now face charges for illegal possession of firearms.</p> <p>French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who had hoped to form a far-right nationalists’ political group in the European Parliament, repeatedly ruled out joining with Golden Dawn, deeming them “too extreme.” She has failed in her attempt to form such a group.</p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/271898/606x455_07-golden-dawn-nazi-photos.jpg"></p> <p><img src="https://static.euronews.com/articles/271898/606x683_08-golden-dawn-nazi-photos.jpg"></p> <p>Photos: <a href="http://www.efsyn.gr/" rel="external">"Efymerida Syntakton"</a></p>