March 25th, Greek Independence Day. Panepistimiou Avenue, central Athens.
At a certain point in the military parade the Greek army’s underwater commando unit OYK, come down marching along the Avenue chanting the slogans:
“You are born Greek, you never become one; we’ll shed your blood, Albanian pigs.”
“There will be bloodbath and then I’ll take revenge, when you bow to the flag and the cross”
“They call them Skopjans*, they call them Albanians, I’ll stitch clothes with their skin”
(*Skopjans is the derogatory term greek nationalists use for Macedonians) cheered on by the admiring crowd.
This is not some fringe far-right group, it is armed units participating in a national fiesta, chanting they’d stitch clothes with “enemies’” skins. Whatever happens “next” in this city, in this place, it would probably be wise to remember that this time round, there’ll be scum like them out on the streets – we’ve been warned, it’s only a matter of getting prepared…
from occupied london
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