More than 30 immigrant houses have come under attack since December 25 in a port Greek city near Athens, a rights group reported as xenophobic attacks continue to spike in areas with a large immigrant population.
The Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA) said Thursday that the houses located in the Piraeus suburbs of Renti and Nikaia neighborhoods were bearing hallmarks of the far-right extremist Golden Dawn supporters.
"It looks a lot like new Golden Dawn assault divisions are being trained," Petros Constantinou, the anti-racist activist group's coordinator told Greek newspaper Kathemerini.
Constantinou said the assaults have become a routine for the far-right group with a new report of an attack surfacing at least three times a week.
"Despite complaints filed by migrants with the police, the group continues to be active in the neighborhood," KEERFA said on Thursday, adding that the assaults have escalated since Christmas.
KEERFA said that the attacks included throwing stones, sticks, bottles and spray-painting walls of the migrants' homes, shouting racist slogans at them, breaking their windows and frightening the residents.
Golden Dawn is linked to violence through hooliganism and its leadership was even implicated in the trial for the neo-Nazi murder of an anti-fascist hip-hop artist in 2013.
It became the third-strongest party in the Greek parliament after winning seven percent of the votes in the 2015 elections. According to current opinion polls, it is holding its ground among voters, now at 6.8 per cent.
Please click to read our informative text prepared pursuant to the Law on the Protection of Personal Data No. 6698 and to get information about the cookies used on our website in accordance with the relevant legislation.
6698 sayılı Kişisel Verilerin Korunması Kanunu uyarınca hazırlanmış aydınlatma metnimizi okumak ve sitemizde ilgili mevzuata uygun olarak kullanılan çerezlerle ilgili bilgi almak için lütfen tıklayınız.