Greeces election campaign turned ugly on live TV on Thursday: The spokesman of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party,after trading insults of commie and fascist,lunged at two female left-wing politicians on a mainstream morning talk show,throwing water at one and smacking the other three times across the face.
The violent display,a week and a half ahead of crucial elections,stunned Greeks as they seek to avoid a catastrophic exit from Europes common euro currency. A prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Ilias Kasidiaris,whose party alarmed Europe by gaining 21 of Parliaments 300 seats in Greeces inconclusive May 6 elections. Golden Dawn,which vehemently denies the neo-Nazi label,has been accused of violent attacks against immigrants in Athens.
The attack put on public display what was widely known,said the radical left-wing Syriza party,whose member Rena Dourou was splashed with water on the show. The true face of this criminal organization.
Kasidiaris,31,shot an insult of you old Commie at 58-year-old prominent Communist Party member Liana Kanelli,in return for her branding him a fascist.
It all careened into violence when Dourou said there was a crisis of democracy. Kasidiaris bounded out of his seat and hurled a glass of water at her.
He then turned on Kanelli,who had stood up and appeared to throw a newspaper at him. Kasidiaris hit Kanelli three times.
Golden Dawn reacted to the incident,saying it was Kanelli who first attacked Kasidiaris,hitting him unprovoked in the face with a packet of documents.