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Anti-authoritarian son of SYRIZA Minister sentenced for “disturbing public peace” outside Golden Dawn offices

An Athens Misdemeanors Court imposed a 14-month imprisonment to the son of a SYRIZA Minister for attacks that occurred last month outside the offices of far-right Golden Dawn in Maroussi suburb of northern Athens.

The 21-year-old man and each of three other defendants were sentenced to 14-month imprisonment with 3-year suspension.

The defendants were charged for offenses of “disturbing public peace” and “refusal to allow fingerprinting.” They were acquitted for the offenses of “unprovoked dangerous physical harm against police” and “aggravated damage.”

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The group had written on the wall: Maroussi neighborhood clean of fascists”

The four who are members of the anti-authoritarian movement, had intervened when members of Golden Dawn handed out leaflets with racist content. The anti-authoritarians clashed with GD members outside the offices, riot police intervened and used sound-flares to disperse the crowd, a clash between anti-authoritarians and police followed. The four were arrested while the rest of the group fled.

Environment Minister and high-ranking SYRIZA official Panos Skourletis stated he was “deeply proud of the anti-nazi and antifascist conscience of his son.”

During his arrest the young man did not reveal the connection to the minister, neither the minister intervened in some way.

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