A monument to commemorate the life of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas has been installed in Athens. The artist was murdered one year ago by a supporter of Greece’s ultra right-wing Golden Dawn party.
The 34-year-old artist bled to death in the street after being stabbed on September 18, 2013.
“It was a political assassination,” said one man at the monument installation ceremony.
“It should be recorded as such and taught in schools as such.”
“We must fight to avoid repeating these incidents. This murder showed us the way. We must be vigilant,” said one woman.Several other commemoration events around Greece marked the one-year anniversary including several anti-fascist rallies and vigils.
Our euronews correspondent reported:
“The brutal murder of Pavlos Fissas triggered an unprecedented police investigation into the illicit activities of Golden Dawn.
“Dozens of members of the ultra right wing party were arrested, including its leaders and most of its parliamentary deputies. Their trial is planned to start later this year.”