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Ministry of ‘citizen protection’ issues military-like statement in response to parliamentary questions on the arrested of the anti-fascist action

The statement below comes as a response to a question in parliament (by MPs of SYRIZA) regarding the arrests of anti-fascists  at the anti-fa action of Sep 30 and another four anti-fascists who had show up in the courthouse in solidarity.

If there was any need for proof of the totalitarian turn of the greek state regime, this document must be it.

(There is no link to the original source; it is impossible to trust a government ministry issuing a statement of this kind re. the ‘protection’ of visitors to its website. Search for “Απάντηση του Γραφείου Τύπου του Υπουργείου Δημόσιας Τάξης και Προστασίας του Πολίτη στο σχόλιο του Γραφείου Τύπου του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ-ΕΚΜ για τα τελευταία γεγονότα στον Άγιο Παντελεήμονα και στα δικαστήρια της πρώην σχολής Ευελπίδων”)

Response by the Press Office of the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection to the comment of the Press office of SYRIZA-EKM regarding the latest events in Agios Panteleimonas and at the courthouse of the ex-military school of Euelpidon
For SYRIZA, the notion of “lawfulness” obviously doesn’t exist, [since] it omits it purposefully at every one of its press statements, in which it boringly repeats the same ungrounded arguments. But it is a new low for this particular party to launch attacks for the …tolerance toward the “mafias” which act in Agios Panteleimonas — since it previously reacted and continues to react to the “Xenios Zeus” operation [the large scale police operation against undocumented migrants -- trans.] in the area, just like Golden Dawn does — in a paradoxical aligning.

For the same reason — and after it recently positioned itself (through its “[Human] Rights Committee”) against the unveiling of the names of trouble-makers and hoodlums,  SYRIZA does not hesitate to align itself with everyone clashing in the streets, from one end of the political spectrum to the other. Should we remind those who know no history that this is exactly what comprises the danger for the repeat of phenomena such as that of the [fall of the] Weimar [Republic], from the extremists of the political system.

But the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection is determined to avert this particular danger for our democratic regime, with the support of the majority of the [country's] citizens.

The greek people, with the maturity that characterises them, demand the enforcement of lawfulness in every direction. And this is what we will do, ignoring those unrepentantly nostalgic of totalitarian regimes which blood-soaked humanity, or those political mentors of the bahalakides [rioters] of all kinds.

One Comment

  1. brando wrote:

    This statement is confusing. Is there something lost in translation? Could someone summarize SYRIZA’s statement?

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