Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris hiding from Greek police Following TV Assault
Following the attack on live television, Kasidiaris was locked in a room at the television studio, but managed to break the door down and escape.
Ekathimerini reported State Prosecutor Eleni Raikou issued an arrest warrant for Kasidiaris shortly after the incident. A strange quirk of Greek law allows that unless he is arrested within 48 hours of the arrest warrant being issued he will not be locked up, but simply required to attend court over the charges. However, earlier this week he failed to attend court on other charges and his trial was postponed until June 11. Although politicians enjoy immunity from prosecution this will not apply as parliament is currently dissolved pending second elections.
Golden Dawn, who launched a media embargo on Thursday night, have refused to condemn the actions of Kasiidaris. Meanwhile anti-fascist demonstrations against Golden Dawn have been called for across Greece.
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