Riots broke out outside Greece’s Supreme Court in downtown Athens on Friday noon, where some Golden Dawn MPs went to file suits against other political parties. Greek media reported that soon after Golden Dawn MPs entered the building, two groups wearing hoods started to throw stones at each other.
It is not fully clear, whether the two groups were political or football rivals -as it is also claimed. To the stones of the groups, police answered with teargas to diffuse the tension. It is reported that the incidents lasted some 10 minutes.
MPs Ilias Kasidiaris, Christos Pappas, Panagiotis Iliopoulos and Eleni Zaroulia (wife of GD leader Nikos Michaloliakos) went to Supreme Court “to file a law suit against Samaras’ coalition government partner, Socialist PASOK,” private Mega TV reported on Friday 2-o’-clock-news.
The file suit is for alleged economic mismanagement of grants and other funds worth 140 million euro in the years 2007-2010.
While exiting the Supreme Court, Christos Pappas said “I submitted the files to send to prison officers and members of PASOK , a corrupt party that plundered the country. It is a file tucked away in the drawers of the Justice with orders from above . Samaras covers PASOK to remain in power . ”
When asked by reporters whether he would resign, Pappas replied “I will do my duty.”
Rumors of the last two days have been claiming that the 18 MPs of Golden Dawn would proceed to mass resignations in order to force early elections.
GD leader Nikos Michaloliakos neither confirmed nor dismissed the resignation-scenario when he spoke to reporters on Thursday evening. However he announced that Golden Dawn will use “all legal and constitutional means to protect its political pride and entity.”