On Saturday several hundred people marched on the outskirts of Athens to protest against the wave of racist violence unleashed by the Nazi Golden Dawn organisation. There have been a wave of assaults against immigrants and against market traders of African descent over the last few weeks. There has also been growing unease at the role of the police, who seem reluctant to intervene in assaults the Golden Dawn are quite clearly responsible for. After the demonstration on the outskirts of Athens near the suburb of Metamorfossi a group of men of Pakistani origin were hijacked.
A man on a motorbike pulled out in front of them and at the same time a group of men leapt out of a car and proceeded to assault the two men , the two men were taken to hospital both with stab wounds.One of them is said to be in a serious condition.
Last month an Iraqi man was stabbed to death by group of five young men in Athens.as in the previous case the police seem reluctant to act against the perpetrators.
against the surge in racist violence also took place in the port of
Piraeus, next to Athens, and in another Athens suburb.