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Greece: Golden Dawn supporters protest against refugee centre in Peiraias01:56

Greece: Golden Dawn supporters protest against refugee centre in Peiraias

Greece, Peiraias
February 9, 2016 at 12:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters, predominantly members of Golden Dawn, marched in Piraeus, Monday, to show their opposition to the planned construction of a refugee centre in the Piraeus suburb of Sxisto. A counter-demo organised by the "Movement Against Racism and the Threat of Fascism" (KEERFA) took place nearby.

The anti-refugee activists gathered at a square in the suburb of Keratsini, holding Greek flags. The activists, who were organised under the title "Piraeus citizens' committee," included members of the Golden Dawn party. A number of MPs addressed the crowd.

The pro-refugee activists marched chanting "refugees are welcome in Piraeus" and called on citizens to fight against what they called a "far-right gathering of hate."

A heavy police presence was deployed between the two rallies. The anti-refugee march and the counter-demo ended peacefully with no incidents reported.

Greece: Golden Dawn supporters protest against refugee centre in Peiraias01:56
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Hundreds of protesters, predominantly members of Golden Dawn, marched in Piraeus, Monday, to show their opposition to the planned construction of a refugee centre in the Piraeus suburb of Sxisto. A counter-demo organised by the "Movement Against Racism and the Threat of Fascism" (KEERFA) took place nearby.

The anti-refugee activists gathered at a square in the suburb of Keratsini, holding Greek flags. The activists, who were organised under the title "Piraeus citizens' committee," included members of the Golden Dawn party. A number of MPs addressed the crowd.

The pro-refugee activists marched chanting "refugees are welcome in Piraeus" and called on citizens to fight against what they called a "far-right gathering of hate."

A heavy police presence was deployed between the two rallies. The anti-refugee march and the counter-demo ended peacefully with no incidents reported.

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