Members of the far-right fascist party Golden Dawn, which for the first time succeeded in entering the Greek parliament, asked the journalists who were covering the press conference of leader Nikos Mihaloliakos, to ”stand in attention” during his entrance. A few minutes before, the secretary general of the party informed the reporters that they should stand still as a sign of respect and then gave them a military order.
The incident caused strong reaction from the journalst, who refused to follow the order and complained about it. The secretary answered that ”everyone who doesn’t agree must leave.” The journalist preferred to leave the press conference. Watch video from the incident below:
Supporters of Golden Dawn celebrated their win with rallies to Athens and Thessaloniki, holding torches and shouting slogans. The party took almost 7% of the votes and will have 21 representatives in the new parliament.
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