Hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators staged a protest outside the Court of Appeal in Athens on Wednesday, as the head of Greece’s extreme far-right Golden Dawn party Nikos Michaloliakos testified in court as part of a long-running trial over the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas.
Riot police were at the courthouse, where a group of Michaloliakos’ supporters cheered their leader. No clashes were reported.
Michaloliakos is the last of 69 defendants to take the stand in the trial for Fyssas’s murder. Fyssas, famous for his anti-fascist songs, was stabbed to death on September 18, 2013, by a member of the Golden Dawn. The suspect has been awaiting trial for the murder since 2015.