The opening of a New York office by the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, that has 18 seats in the Parliament, has set off a storm of protest by groups ranging from the AHEPA to American Jewish organizations denouncing its anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant platform and reported violent actions. They condemned what they called this “dangerous phenomenon.”
But now there are reports that the group has closed its office in Astoria, a once-predominant Greek-American enclave that still has a large segment of the community living there.
The Federation of Greek Organizations in New York in Astoria photographed some activity of Golden Dawn members there, media reports showed, but said it had no connection with the group and denied that any of the federation’s offices were being used by the extremists.
The Left Movement of New York also criticized the far-Right group which has been tied to assaults in Greece on immigrants, which it has denied although acknowledging it wants all immigrants out of the country.