Most funding for political parties in Greece comes from a public fund.
The left-wing ruling Greek parties conspired to declare Golden Dawn a “criminal organization” so public funding for the party could be turned off. Several Golden Dawn leaders, including members of the Greek parliament, are also being charged with crimes for “leading a criminal organization.”
At the same time two members of Golden Dawn, including a party employee, were murdered in a terrorist attack on a Golden Dawn headquarters. Greek police say a Marxist group, which has also attacked police officers, is responsible.
Despite all of this, support for Golden Dawn is higher than ever. The party is polling over 10%, making it the third largest Greek political party.
Tens of thousands of Golden Dawn supporters rallied for the party in Athens on Saturday, November 30th. The media predicted that the rally would be a flop. In fact Reuters syndicated a fake article claiming only “1,000 supporters” attended the rally.
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