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Greece: Golden Dawn calls rally to demand jailed leader's release

Greece: Golden Dawn calls rally to demand jailed leader's release
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Supporters of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party have staged a protest in Athens as three more of its MPs faced court in a government crackdown.

There is more to come on Saturday when the party is set to hold a huge rally in Athens to demand the release from jail of its leader.

Amid tight security around the court on Monday, the trio answered charges of being part of a criminal organisation.

Six other Golden Dawn MPs face similar charges. Three of them, including leader Nikos Michaloliakos are in pre-trial custody.

With its swastika-like emblem, Golden Dawn has tapped into public anger at politicians and pledged to rid Greece of immigrants.

It rejects the neo-Nazi label and denies any involvement in September’s killing of a left-wing rapper in Athens. A party sympathiser has allegedly confessed to stabbing him to death.

Support for Golden Dawn initially fell but appears to have risen again. It remains Greece’s third most popular party.

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