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Racist Violence

Keratsini Mayor Asking For More Police Protection

As a result of the violent outbreak last Saturday on the streets of the municipality of Keratsini caused by affiliates of the Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party, the mayor of the municipality is asking for increased police patrols throughout the...

Greece Will Go After Racists, Xenophobes

In the wake of repeated criticism from NGO's and human rights groups too little has been done to combat rising assaults against immigrants, the Greek government is planning to introduce legislation calling for tougher penalties against racist and xenophobic...

Racist Attacks Rise In Greece

Following news of the shooting and wounding of 29 immigrants on a strawberry farm in the Peloponnese, for which its owner and three foremen were arrested, human rights groups say racist attacks are still climbing in Greece, and becoming...

U.S. Embassy Warning on Greek Violence

The US Embassy in Athens updated its travel advice on Nov. 16 for American citizens visiting Greek cities, warning them to beware of the possibility of “unprovoked harassment and violent attacks” against people who could be mistaken for foreign...

Draft Decree Against Racist Violence Unveiled

A draft Presidential Decree on dealing with racist violence, which foresees the set-up of a specialized unit in the Greek Police (ELAS), was unveiled during a press conference on Monday by Public Order and Citizens' Protection Minister Nikos Dendias. The...