Greek only handouts continue despite ban

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than 2,000 people queued last week to receive free food outside Golden Dawn’s headquarters in Athens after the far-right party was banned from conducting the handout in Attikis Square. The police’s decision to forbid all public gatherings, as it did last week when German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble visited Greece, came after Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis said he would not allow Golden Dawn to use the central square for its ‘Greeks only’ event. Kaminis congratulated the police and Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias for helping him to prevent the handout taking place in a public square. The authorities’ actions, however, failed to deter Golden Dawn and its supporters and the venue was switched to the party’s offices near Larissis Station. Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos used the occasion to deliver a speech to the crowd, which booed whenever he mentioned foreigners or people of other race and the word ‘democracy’. Reports say a Greek version of the Horst Wessel song – known as Keep the Banner Flying in Greek – was played on loudspeakers outside the central Athens offices of the Golden Dawn party. A video of the event, including the sound of the song, was posted on the party’s website. The handout coincided with the anniversary of democracy being restored to Greece after the collapse of the military dictatorship, which the far-right party exalts. “They are celebrating the so-called anniversary of democracy but in fact they are celebrating the arrival of the kleptocracy, scandals and betrayal,” said Golden Dawn’s leader. Earlier, Mr Michaloliakos’s wife Eleni Zaroulia, who is also an MP, caused outrage when she referred to SYRIZA deputy Yiannis Dragasakis’s daughter as a “junkie” and asked whether she was still in jail. According to reports, she was arrested in March with three other suspects for allegedly possessing drugs and selling weapons. Zaroulia’s comments were wiped from parliamentary records and prompted Parliament Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis to threaten her with expulsion. “The phrases used are disgusting and are more excessive than anything that has been heard until today,” he said. Source: Kathimerini, Washington Postlast_img read more

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first_imgWashington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, center, receives attention on the field after an injury during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Arizona hosts Washington at University of Phoenix Stadium to open 2018 on Sunday, Sept. 9.Related LinksCardinals get CJ2K, lose out on Campbell in The Ringer’s 2008 re-draftThe 5: Things to watch in the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason openerArizona Cardinals sign cornerback Tim ScottCardinals refresh game day reminders for home opener vs. RedskinsGuice was injured in Washington’s preseason opener at New England. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019.In camp, Guice had been splitting first-team carries with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine. Coach Jay Gruden has said there was competition for the No. 1 job along with third-down back Chris Thompson. Now, it’s wide open after Guice’s season-ending injury.The team said tight end Manasseh Garner, a long shot to make the roster, is out for the season with an ACL injury. The Arizona Cardinals’ first regular season opponent suffered a serious blow to its season in its first preseason game on Thursday.Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee.Guice was expected to be the Redskins’ starter after they selected him 59th overall in the draft. The LSU product was considered a first-round prospect and went late in the second. Top Stories 3 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more