Anyone pretending that the British National Party were merely a bunch of concerned citizens, rather than hardcore neofascists, will have to do a lot of explaining.
The BNP’s web site can be seen applauding a Golden Dawn rally and droning on about Social Nationalists (which is presumably the new name for neo-Nazis):
“The preparations for the rally and the march begun from early this morning, preparations suiting the greatest Nationalist march of the last decade.
The streets around the monument are filled with Greek flags and the banners of the Party, while our slogans rocked the surroundings. Those attending saluted the newcomers with cheers.
The Parliamentary Team of the Golden Dawn, the General Secretary and representatives of Regional Organizations all over Greece.
At the peak of the gathering, 50.000 Nationalists honoured the memory of those that fell in Imia, in 1996.
Speeches were given by many comrades, including the Greek Popular Front of occupied Cyprus.
Once the memorial ended, the Greek National Anthem and the Hymn of the Golden Dawn were sung.“
The post on the BNP web site provides direct links to Golden Dawn’s YouTube page, where bucket loads of neofacist propaganda can be found.
This is a reminder about the awful, neo-Nazi, Golden Dawn:
[Pictured above are Golden Dawn supporters giving the Nazi salute, with Nikolaos Michaloliakos, their leader walking by.]
Michaloliakos called Hitler “a great personality of history”.
The Guardian provided an in-depth look at them, Fear and loathing in Athens: the rise of Golden Dawn and the far right.
At Searchlight, 30,000 Golden Dawn Supporters March in Athens Under Neo-Nazi Banners.
The Observer’s 2009, Exposed: ugly face of BNP’s leaders.
Haaretz on Greek mythology.
Finally, Golden Dawn’s leader makes excuses for the Nazis’s crime. That is what the BNP admire.
Update 1: Spiegel Online is reporting that Golden Dawn are linking up with German neo-Nazis:
“The Greek right-wing extremist party Golden Dawn has established contacts with German neo-Nazis in Bavaria. The group, which is represented in Greek parliament, is also attempting to set up a cell in the southern German state.
The Greek right-wing extremist party Golden Dawn is establishing close contacts with Bavarian neo-Nazis and began setting up a cell in Nuremberg last year. The party, known in Greek as Chrysi Avgi, even held a conference in the southern German city recently.
Bavaria’s state intelligence agency is particularly interested in meetings that have been taking place between right-wing extremists from Greece and those in Bavaria. “