Irony overload: Greece follows up arrest of Nazi-loving Golden dawn by seizing immigrants
HOW we cheered when the righteous, freedom-loving Greek police arrested the Nazi-loving Golden Dawn MPs.
Buoyed by that success, and cheered on by the Left, the Greek police went out to nick some more wrong ‘uns. No not violent bigots. Illegal immigrants.
Police arrested 41 people in central Athens on Sunday night during a large operation involving some 150 officers. The arrests were made around Omonia Square and in Aghios Panteleimonas. More than 330 people were detained. The majority of those arrested were immigrants who lacked the necessary paperwork.
Spot the jackboots…
Photos above: Lawmaker of the extreme far-right Golden Dawn party, Christos Pappas, is escorted by anti-terror police as he exits Greek Police headquarters in Athens, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. The government crackdown on the fiercely anti-immigrant party marks the first time since 1974 that sitting members of a Greek Parliament have been arrested. The arrests underline the government’s efforts to stifle Golden Dawn, which has been increasingly on the defensive since the Sept. 17 fatal stabbing of a Greek man blamed on a Golden Dawn supporter.
Photo: Leader of the extreme far-right Golden Dawn party Nikos Michaloliakos, centre, exits the court room escorted by his daughter, Ourania, and anti-terror police in Athens, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.