British journal the Guardian cited an article concerning the spreading political aspirations of Golden Dawn around the world.
“Emboldened by its meteoric rise in Greece, the far-right Golden Dawn party is spreading its tentacles abroad, amid fears it is acting on its pledge to “create cells in every corner of the world”. The extremist group, which forged links with British neo-Nazis when it was founded in the 1980’s, has begun opening offices in Germany, Australia, Canada and the US,” the article said.
“The international push follows successive polls that show Golden Dawn entrenching its position as Greece’s third, and fastest growing, political force. First catapulted into parliament with 18 MPs last year, the ultra-nationalists captured 11.5% support in a recent survey conducted by polling company Public Issue.”
According to the report, Golden Dawn’s aim is to be internationally extended, since last month the party opened offices in Germany, while it is planning to set up branches in Australia as well.
“The party’s spokesman, Ilias Kasidiaris, said it had decided to establish cells “wherever there are Greeks”. “People have understood that Chrysi Avgi [Golden Dawn] tells the truth,” he told a Greek-language paper in Melbourne. “In our immediate sights and aims is the creation of an office and local organization in Melbourne. In fact, very soon a visit of MPs to Australia is planned.”
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