Greek Neo-Nazi Party Member Assaults Rival Politician on Live TV
Athens, June 8 (RHC)-- A spokesperson for the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn has been charged with assault after slapping a rival politician on live television.
Ilias Kasidiaris was taking part in a roundtable debate when Rena Dourou of the left-wing Syriza party mentioned Kasidiaris’ alleged involvement in a 2007 armed robbery.
Kasidiaris responded by throwing a glass of water at Dourou and then slapped another female politician, Liana Kanelli, in the face three times.
Speaking to reporters in Athens, Kanelli said the incident demonstrates the Golden Dawn party’s fascist tendencies. She said that the younger generation has not felt fascism in the way their grandparents did, but that -- in her words -- "now they are beginning to understand."