Wednesday was the sixth anniversary of the murder of Greek musician and rapper Pavlos Fyssas by Golden Dawn member Giorgos Roupakias in Keratsini, a western suburb of Piraeus.
Its trial as a criminal organization is entering the final phase despite the systematic foot-dragging of its cadres, who did not hesitate to insult the memory of the murder victim even during court proceedings.
Magda Fyssa, the mother of the 34-year-old rapper Pavlos Fyssas who was killed by Golden Dawn member Giorgos Roupakias in 2013, stands by a monument to her son in Keratsini, Wednesday, marking six years since his death. To her right is the father of Shehzad Luqman, a 27-year-old Pakistani laborer who was killed by GD supporters in the same year.
Thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators were on Wednesday expected to gather in the Piraeus suburb of Keratsini to march on the offices of Golden Dawn party to commemorate the death of rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was murdered by self-professed GD member Giorgos Roupakias six years ago.
Similar rallies were planned in Thessaloniki, Volos, Patra, Trikala and Kalamatas.
Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday met with SYRIZA-backed mayor-elect Christos Vrettakos in the Keratsini district of Piraeus.
The meeting was largely seen as a symbolic gesture of Mitsotakis' intention to work with all mayors and regional governors, regardless of party affiliation, if elected prime minister in national elections next month.
The Olympias, a reconstruction of a 5th century BC Athenian trireme, anchored at the Zea Marina in Piraeus port Thursday for the fifth straight year as part of the Sea Days 2019 initiative to raise public awareness on the marine environment.
The ship, belonging to the Hellenic Navy, was welcomed Thursday by Piraeus Mayor Yiannis Moralis.
A video by Forensic Architecture pertaining to the events on September 18, 2013, when rapper Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death in the street by a self-proclaimed Golden Dawn supporter in the Keratsini district of Piraeus, constitutes one of the most damning pieces of evidence in the ongoing trial against the neo-Nazi party, whose leadership is accused of ordering that attack, as well as others