A spokesperson for the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn has been charged with assault after slapping a rival politician on live television. Ilias Kasidiaris was taking part in a roundtable debate when Rena Dourou of the left-wing Syriza party mentioned Kasidiaris’ alleged involvement in a 2007 armed robbery. Kasidiaris responded by throwing a glass of water at Dourou and then slapped another female politician, Liana Kanelli, in the face three times. Speaking to reporters, Kanelli said the incident demonstrates the Golden Dawn party’s fascist tendencies.
Liana Kanelli: "When you have a democracy that doesn’t count one vote, one person, anybody can get in the parliament under this so-called democracy. The legitimacy comes out of the votes of people. But be careful. There’s a new generation that hasn’t felt fascism and Nazism on its back and on its heart. Now they start to understand."