Greeks March to Protest Ultranationalism

Incidents in Athens 4 years after the death of a rapper anti-nazi

Protesters gather at anniversary of Greek rapper's murder

About 3,000 leftist activists and migrants marched through central Athens Saturday to honor the memory of activist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, murdered by a neo-Nazi sympathizer four years ago, and Heather Heyer, the activist killed by a vehicle at Charlottesville, Va. last month.

The rally started in front of Parliament on Syntagma Square to protest the slow pace of an ongoing trial against the party's leadership and dozens of members in connection with Fyssas's fatal stabbing, as well as charges that Golden Dawn constitutes a criminal organization.

The protesters stopped in front of the European Union's offices and the US Embassy, before moving on to chant slogans in front of Golden Dawn's headquarters in the north of the city, the daily Kathimerini said.

A similar march was held in Thessaloniki in northern Greece earlier in the day. He had been killed four years ago by a sympathizer of neo-nazi group golden Dawn. The man involved admitted to the act.

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