Greek-Australian Alex Kakafikas has launched a petition campaign online against allowing Greek Golden Dawn party members to come to Australia, where according to information they are planning to open an office.
The petition asks Brendan O’Connor, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, to refuse MPs of the Greek far-right party to enter the country due to their racist ideology and extreme and violent behavior towards immigrants, artists and activists. According to Kakafikas, the presence of Golden Dawn in the country is a threat to the multicultural society developed over the centuries.
The petition underlines that the party is seeking to broaden its influence outside the Greek borders by opening offices around the world. “This violent, racist, authoritarian movement has no place anywhere, but while Greece is unable or unwilling to prevent them from growing, the Australian government is in a position to prevent their members from spreading their fascist poison here” reads the petition.
The MPs included in the list are Nikos Michaloliakos, Eleni Zaroulia, Giorgos Germenis, Ilias Panagiotaros, Konstantinos Mparmparousis, Ioannis Lagos, Nikos Kouzilos, Ilias Kasidiaris, Nikos Michos, Antonis Gregos, Polyvios Zisimopoulos, Dimitris Koukoutsis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Efstathios Mpoukouras, Crysovalantis Alexopoulos, Nikitas Siois, Christos Pappas and Michalis Arvanitis.
Kakafikas and his supporting group have also created a Facebook profile entitled “No to Golden Dawn in Melbourne” aiming to inform the public about the party’s politics and actions.