Greek neo-Nazis get prison leave to take council posts
Published on Aug 30, 2014 1:12 AM
ATHENS (AFP) - A major security operation took place in Athens on Friday to enable a prominent neo-Nazi politician jailed on crime charges to accept a seat on the city council.
Ilias Kassidiaris, spokesman of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, was transported under heavy police guard from Korydallos prison to the swearing-in ceremony of the Athens city hall.
"We wanted to put the thieves in prison, but they beat us to it. It's okay, Greece always wins in the end," Kassidiaris told reporters on his way into the ceremony.
He took his oath and returned to prison.
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