Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was assaulted outside the Athens Court of Appeals during today’s court session that resulted in the prosecution of Far Right Golden Dawn members.
People threw various objects at him, and even water and coffee, outside the Athens Court of Appeals that had successfully prosecuted Golden Dawn members for the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas and for being involved in a criminal organization.
SYRIZA executives opened an umbrella to protect the former Prime Minister that is now the leader of the official opposition to the administration of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis who belongs to the New Democracy Party.
The reasons he was assaulted is not known, but many people highlighted that the court case against Golden Dawn had been going on for over five years, in which most of it was under his administration.
Earlier, Alexis Tsipras had made the following statement:
“The people of Athens give their verdict. They are not innocent, we know very well about their actions, about the murders, the violence, the poisoning of Greek society with hatred and division. We hope that Justice will rise to the occasion and give this verdict as it should. In the consciousness of the Greek people, however, it is criminal and it will go where it should, that is, in the garbage can of history, as befits the struggles of this people, the history of this place.”
Ο λαός της Αθήνας δίνει σήμερα την ετυμηγορία του: Δεν είναι αθώοι. Στη συνείδηση του ελληνικού λαού είναι εγκληματική οργάνωση και θα πάει εκεί που πρέπει, δηλαδή στο σκουπιδοτενεκέ της Ιστορίας. pic.twitter.com/QKcFVRb04U
— Αλέξης Τσίπρας – Alexis Tsipras (@atsipras) October 7, 2020
Earlier today, Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and seven former Member’s of Parliament were found guilty in running a criminal organization, as reported by Greek City Times.
Specifically, Nikos Michaloliakos, Elias Kasidiari, Elias Panagiotaros, Artemis Mattheopoulos, Giannis Lagos, George Germenis and Christos Pappas were found guilty of this charge.
A total of 65 people sat on the bench, of which 45 for joining and participating in a criminal organization, and 20 of them only for directing a criminal organization.
George Roupakias was found guilty on all charges of the 2013 murder of Fyssas . The same decision was made by the Athens Court of Appeals against another 15 people.
Two people were acquitted.