Greek boneheads Manos Kapelonis and Giorgos Fountoulis might have just died for the sins of their neo-Nazi political party Golden Dawn, as this shooting comes amid the turmoil surrounding the stabbing death of an antifascist rapper allegedly by a Golden Dawn supporter.
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ATHENS, GREECE – A little over month after the murder of a popular Greek rapper and antifa activist, the neo-Nazi political party who saw one of its members implicated in that murder is now the targets of violence themselves as an unknown gunman opens fire on their headquarters in a drive-by shooting, killing two and wounding a third.
According to ABC News, two motorbike riders approached front of the party office in Neo Iraklio, an Athens suburb, while a crowd of people were gathered around the entrance. One of the riders shot into the crowd with a Zastava Tokarev semi-automatic pistol, emptying their weapons before fleeing. Twelve casings from the weapon was found at the scene, and police said the weapon was used in previous crimes.
Killed were Giorgos Fountoulis, 20, and Manos Kapelonis, 23. At press time Alexandros Gerontas, 29, wounded in his chest and stomach, is listed in critical condition at Georgios Gennimatas Hospital. The son of a counselor in the affluent Athens suburb of Kifisia, he was termed a “fellow citizen” in a Golden Dawn statement. According to reports, the daughter of Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Ourania Michaloliakou, Golden Dawn Parliment Member Ilias Panagiotaros and about sixty Golden Dawn members visited Gerontas at the hospital.
While no one has been arrested or claimed responsibility for the attack, law enforcement are investigating whether it was done in retaliation for the Sept. 18 stabbing death of rapper Pavlos “Killah P” Fyssas, who was allegedly murdered during a brawl by Giorgos Roupakias, a Golden Dawn supporter. After that killing, demonstrations in support of the rapper as well as clashes between antifa and neo-Nazis broke out across Greece. Meanwhile, Greek government began to crack down on Golden Dawn, arresting its leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos ten days after the murder of Killah P on charges of murder, extortion, and involvement in the disappearance of up to 100 immigrants.
Meanwhile, white supremacists and neo-Nazis lamented the deaths of their Greek comrades, some calling for more violence in the wake of the shooting. “Their names shall not be in vain, wrote a person with the screen name “Nachtmahr” on the white supremacist website Stormfront. “Soon we shall avenge them.” White supremacist Michael Carothers, who served more than a year in prison and is currently under a ten-year banishment from Columbus, GA for his attack on a black man there, posted several articles about the attack on Facebook page using the name “Michael Turner”, a replacement for the since deleted ”Oswald Spengler” profile he used earlier this year. “A special message to the Zionists and Leftists scum,” he wrote, “...our day is drawing nigh!!!” Carothers has been using the “Michael Turner” profile to post the Facebook pages of anyone he considers “anti-white”.
A late-night memorial was held at the Golden Dawn offices for Fountoulis and Kapelonis