Update On Upcoming Nationalist Rally In Meligala
Greek organisers of "Hatewave 2005", a European far-right festival this month, are keeping the site secret as local authorities across the country demanded the event be banned.
"The festival will go ahead. It will be held on private property and you will find out the location a day before it is due to start," a Golden Dawn official told Reuters.
The mayor of the central Greek town of Stylida joined the fray on Friday saying "Hatewave" organisers had booked a private camp site near her town some two hours north of Athens.
"We are furious here," mayor Aleka Schoretsaniti told Greek television. "Our whole (Greek) people fought against Nazism and they want to come here?"
Stylida is only a few kilometres (miles) away from the birthplace of World War II communist resistance fighter, Aris Velouchiotis, a much revered Greek hero for his battle against Nazi Germany's 1941-44 occupation of Greece.
"Of course it is symbolic that they want to hold their event here at the birthplace of Velouchiotis," the mayor said. (Full Story)