Fascism is fought on the streets, neighbourhoods, schools, public squares, and in places where it attempts to rear its ugly head and to lure and manipulate people.
The anniversary demonstrations come at a time that Golden Dawn and other fascist and neo-Nazi groups in Thessaloniki and other cities are rearing their ugly heads – along with a variety of ultra-nationalist groups - in an apparent effort to demonstrate that they are not at all finished.
Concerns over a potential return of Golden Dawn followers and of the organisation’s ideological current are widespread, as they are shared by citizens regardless of their ideological orientation.
A repetition of the phenomenon and incidents of far-right violence, and indeed in vulnerable and sensitive places such as schools, can lead to the reappearance of neo-Nazi groups that often have political ambitions.
'I am proud of the unwavering stance of our party that made the political and social marginalisation of Golden Dawn its strategic goal,' said Mitsotakis.
Prosecutors had charged 65 people, including 18 former Golden Dawn lawmakers with being members of a criminal organisation (Golden Dawn).
Anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas murderer, Yorgos Roupakias, constantly repeated: “I was not exactly a Golden Dawn member; I was not a cadre; It was not a Nazi salute; I had had the knife for cutting Styrofoam.”