GD deputy cleared of raid on mi­grant stalls in 2012

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A court in Meso­longi, western Greece, yes­ter­day cleared Golden Dawn deputy Con­stanti­nos Bar­barousis and another 10 sus­pects of any in­volve­ment in a raid on an open-air mar­ket in the town in Septem­ber 2012 dur­ing which mi­grants’ stalls were smashed.

“To­day, it was em­phat­i­cally proved that we are in­no­cent,” Bar­barousis said as he walked out of the court, where dozens of party sup­port­ers had gath­ered in sol­i­dar­ity. “All judges, it seems, are not the same,” he added.

Video footage had shown the deputy for Ae­toloacar­na­nia walk­ing through the street mar­ket as part of a self-ap­pointed in­spec­tion or­dered by the party dur­ing which mi­grant street traders were asked to dis­play li­censes. Mem­bers and sup­port­ers of the party are al­leged to have smashed up some of the stalls.

All 16 of the ne­o­fas­cist party’s MPs, two for­mer law­mak­ers and dozens of mem­bers and sup­port­ers have been im­pli­cated in the party’s al­leged crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties.

A trial is ex­pected to be­gin in the com­ing weeks.

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