Greece, in 2012: fascists beating up people while the police look on
Ελλάδα 2012: Οι φασίστες δέρνουν ανθρώπους, ενώ η αστυνομία κοιτάζει.
Ενώ στην ΕΕ απονέμεται το βραβείο Νόμπελ, η ακροδεξιά βία είναι ο κανόνας στην Ελλάδα και πραγματοποιείται με τη σιωπηρή έγκριση της αστυνομίας
The spectacle of fascists physically attacking people whose moral agenda they disapprove of has become routine in today's Greece. What should come as more of a shock is the tacit approval of the police.
Greece is being held hostage by a police force that increasingly appears beyond state control, and which has long forsaken its role of protecting citizens from the thugs they now side with, and by a government which relishes the distraction the Golden Dawn provides from the cuts and tax hikes. The government's unwillingness to revoke parliamentary privileges from those Golden Dawn MPs who participate in or condone violent acts, and to speed up processes to have them prosecuted and condemned, demonstrates this.
It is once again time for the Greek people to ask themselves, is the Golden Dawn a legitimate political party? And, as Paul Mason asked a few days ago on Newsnight: is this even a democracy any more?