Golden Dawn Provokes Row in Parliament: Ex-PM Papandreou “25% Greek”, Venizelos “Brings Society to Vomit”

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MP of neo-nazi Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) provoked a row in the Greek Parliament Friday noon, with one of them libeling ex PM Papandreou as “25% Greek” and urging PASOK-leader Venizelos to “shut up”, while the whole group left the plenary hall shouting “thieves, fraudsters, crooks and hustlers.”

The incident started, when GD MP Ilias Kassidiaris speaking at the plenary hall libeled former Prime Minister George Papandreou as “inderscribable” and “only 25% Greek”. He also urged PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos {he was absent] to “shut up. He causes vomiting throughout the society. A prosecutor must tell him to shut up!” Kasidiaris said. He also ‘fired’ criticism against Chief of General Staff Michalis Kostarakos for talking to protesting shipyard workers without wearing his uniformhat and “humiliating the army.”

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Prompt was the reaction of PASOK parliamentary group speaker Yiannis Maniatis :

“We’re eye witness of fascist verbal trash and sewer of insults. The unacceptable insults and behaviour of para-military, pins and assault squads will not pass. Democracy will win even if some fight against it.”

Kassidiaris started to shout furiously, and other GD MPS started to shout as well, acting deputy Parliament Speaker intervened saying “What kind of behaviour is this? What’s on your mind?”.

Almost with one voice, the GD MPs started to scream demanding the  Lagarde-list [containing the names of 1.991 Greeks with assets in USBC Bank in Geneva.]

Also the parliamentary group spokeswoman of Nea Dimocratia said it was unacceptable to hear the word “shut up!” in the parliament session , to receive the answer by GD-MP Papas “We said shut up, not bow.”

Deputy Parliament Speaker Nakos interrupted the session in order to diffuse the tension, the GD MPs the plenary hall shouting “Thieves, Fraudsters, Hustlers.”

Furious GD MPs Leaving the Parliament Session

Later, PASOK issued a statement saying that the incident raises the issue of the functioning of parliamentary institution and asked the conference of the Parliament speakers to convene.

“Democracy endures when it protects itself. The professional bullies who try to exploit the distress of large sections of Greek society must learn to respect democracy and parliamentarism. But this must be imposed on them through the institutions of the same parliamentary democracy,” the statement concluded.

sources: Proto Thema, NewsIT, in.gr