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A Golden Dawn Member Murdered an Anti-Fascist Rapper in Athens

It's crunch-time for Greece's party of neo-Nazi thugs.

Left-wing rapper and anti-fascist Pavlos Fissas, aka Killah P, who was murdered in Athens on Tuesday night

On Tuesday night, 34-year-old anti-fascist and left-wing rapper Pavlos Fissas was stabbed to death in Athens while he was surrounded by a group of 30 thugs in Golden Dawn shirts and military trousers. The victim, whose stage name is MC Killah P, had been watching a football match with his girlfriend.

The Greek media is reporting that the murder came about after fighting between the fascists and anti-fascists, but according to eyewitnesses there were no clashes. The source – a local woman with no stated political allegiance – said that while Fissas was surrounded by the fascist mob, the murderer pulled up in a car, parked in a hurry, jumped out and attacked him straight away – details that point towards a premeditated attack. Fissas was stabbed twice in the heart, and once in his stomach. He died later in hospital. The murderer, who has been named as Giorgos Roupakias, was arrested later and confessed to both the murder and the political nature of his act.

The same sources allege that a group of police officers at the scene did nothing to stop what was happening – according to the left-wing Athens-based website, police told onlookers that they could not intervene because the assailants were “too numerous”. The attacker was eventually arrested by an officer and his car was taken away. Two hundred anti-fascists gathered at the scene later, and calls for protest marches all around Greece were put out.

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