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Athens: New urban guerrilla group claims killing of Golden Dawn members

A previously unknown urban guerrilla group calling itself “Militant Popular Revolutionary Forces” has claimed responsibility for the murders of two Golden Dawn members and the serious injuring of a third one on November 1.In an 18-page proclamation the group said that the shooting of the Golden Dawn members was a “political execution” in revenge for the murder of leftist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

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proclamation left outside Kairariani monument

The proclamation uploaded in a USB memory stick inside a plastic garbage bag that was  left outside a monument dedicated to Greeks executed by the Nazis during WWII.

A caller had informed Greek news website Zougla.gr about the proclamation.

“Zougla.gr news website said that it received a phone call at 4.50 p.m. on Saturday in which the caller said a memory stick had been placed in an envelope that was left in a rubbish bag at the Kaisariani rifle range, where a monument to more than 200 Greeks executed by Nazi occupiers stands today.

The proclamation begins with a quote from José Buenaventura Durruti Dumange – a key figure in the Spanish anarchist movement in the 1920s and 30 – that claims no government truly wants to combat fascism.

The authors of the proclamation say that the two Golden Dawn members, 22-year-old Manolis Kapelonis and 26-year-old Giorgos Fountoulis, were killed in a “political execution” in revenge for the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was stabbed to death by another supporter of the Neo-Nazi party, Giorgos Roupakias.

The proclamation also dedicates the murders to immigrants and says that the killings are just the start of the group’s campaign against Golden Dawn and its members.

Police did not immediately comment on the note’s authenticity.” (ekathimerini)

 

The authors of the proclamation wrote that they chose to shoot at simple Golden Dawn members and not lawmakers form this party in order to show that any citizen support of GD was their target.

They also make detailed reference to incidents against migrants.

Read the whole proclamation in Greek in zougla.gr

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