Government tries to purge police of Golden Dawn influence as poll shows support

PoliticsGreek Politics

The consequences of last week’s murder of an anti-fascist rapper by a Golden Dawn supporter gathered pace on Monday when two of Greece’s most senior police officers resigned and another seven high-ranking members of the force were transferred from their positions.

While senior police figures are often moved or replaced at annual reviews, it is almost unprecedented for such a shake-up to occur outside of these parameters. The officers who resigned held the two most senior ranks in the police force, while the eight...

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