Anti-fascists from around Europe met in Greece last week and called a day of protests on Saturday 19 March. The call came from the conference of Greek anti-racist and anti-fascist organisation Keerfa.
Margaret Woods of the Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees was at the conference. She told Socialist Worker, “The conference agreed that a huge international demonstration is necessary to demand safe routes into Europe for refugees.”
Keerfa has been a leading force in the fight against the Nazi party Golden Dawn.
Golden Dawn leaders and members are currently on trial for being members of a criminal organisation and murder.
The court saw footage of a Golden Dawn organiser telling members to “slaughter everything that moves” if they got the go-ahead from a senior MP.
He also underlined that members act on the party’s orders or not at all.
Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras went on military exercises last week, with defence minister Panos Kammenos.
Kammenos is a notorious bigot and leader of the right wing Independent Greeks.
This follows joint exercises with Israeli forces in Israel.