Racism in Greece is getting worse and authorities are to blame, damning report suggests

Society

There has been a significant rise in racist attacks since the 2012 general elections, when Golden Dawn entered Parliament, and it has been exacerbated by authorities’ failure to react, the Greek Ombudsman said in a damning report delivered to MPs on Wednesday.

The citizens’ watchdog recorded 281 racist attacks in Greece between January 2012 and April 2013. They resulted in more than 400 injuries and at least four deaths. Neofascist Golden Dawn has been linked to 71 of the incidents and police officers have be...

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