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Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn march against migrants in Athens

Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn march against migrants in Athens
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By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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Anti-migrant Golden Dawn march in Athens

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Supporters of the far-right Golden Dawn have taken to the streets of the Greek capital, Athens, in an anti-immigration protest.

#Imia: Remembering the immortal heroes of our nation pic.twitter.com/k3avhNY1IQ

— GOLDEN DAWN NEW YORK (@GOLDENDAWNNY) January 28, 2017

Marchers expressed fury at the number of migrants remaining in Greece since the closure of the Balkan route into Europe.

Golden Dawn parliamentarian Ilias Panagiotaros likes what he sees from across the Atlantic: “We don’t see any EU-Turkey migrant deal at all. We just see tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in our country and hundreds, thousands of others that have already come to Greece years ago and our country is an open field, everyone can come whenever they want and they can leave whenever they want. We would like to follow a policy like Donald Trump is doing in the States right now.”

A counter anti-fascist march took place at the same time in another part of the city.

Antifa demo in #Athens against gathering of neonazi #GoldenDawn#Imia#Greece#antifagrpic.twitter.com/DJGRkdnAWd

— Katja Lihtenvalner (@Lihtenvalner) January 28, 2017

Police say both groups were kept well apart and clashes were avoided.

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