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Fascist Movement Dawning in Greece amid Crisis

As European union leaders continue to fiddle in Brussels, southern Europe is beginning to burn. Greece is at risk of a growing fascist movement. Read Transcript


Reporter: IN THE GREEK

TOWN OF ATHENA, MEMBERS OF

"GOLD DAWN" MARCH INTO A

STORE TO SELL THEIR WEARS.

THEY CHECK FOR BUSINESS

PERMITS, AND THEN DESTROYS

THE STANDS OF THOSE WHO

CAN'T PRODUCE A DOCUMENT.

ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THE

RAID SAID THEY DID IT TO

HONOR THE VIRGIN MARY.

AND ON A TALK SHOW, A MEMBER

OF THE "GOLD DAWN" THROWS

WATER IN THE FACE OF ONE.

THE SIGHT OF A MAN HITTING A

WOMAN COST THEM IN THE

POLLS, BUT THEY HAVE ALREADY

REBOUNDED.

GOLDEN DAWN IS RISING UP.

GREEKS ARE FACING AN ACUTE

SHORTAGE OF JOBS, FOOD,

MEDICINE, AND LEADERSHIP.

GREEKS WANT A SAVIOR.

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS HAVE

CAUSED MORE AND MORE GREEKS

TO LOSE FAITH IN THE

POLITICAL CLA CLASS, AND

THEY'RE LOOKING ELSEWHERE

FOR CHANGES.

NOTHING CHANGES.

ONLY WITH A REVOLUTION CAN

THINGS CHANGE.

IF THIS POLITICAL SYSTEM

DOES NOT CHANGE, GREECE WILL

NOT MOVE FORWARD.

Reporter: UNEMPLOYMENT

AMONG YOUNG ADULTS HAS HIT

AN INCREDIBLE 55%.

AND EXPERTS FEAR A REPLAY OF

THE 1930s, WHEN A

DEPRESSION IN GERMANY HELPED

USHER HITLER INTO POWER.

THE OFFICIAL RATE IS BETWEEN

10% AND 12%, BUT IT IS

PROBABLY HIGHER.

IN A NATION WHERE

POLITICIANS DON'T SEEM TO

HAVE AN ANSWER TO A CRISIS

THAT BROUGHT GREECE TO ITS

KNEES, THE APPEAL OF GOLDEN

DAWN IS IT HAS AN ANSWER,

EVEN IF IT IS THE WRONG

ANSWER.

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: GOLDEN DAWN

HAS BEGUN TO TAKE

ON SOME

GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS, EVEN

GIVING OUT FOOD.

GREEK POLICE WHO REPORTEDLY

SUPPORT GOLDEN DAWN IN LARGE

NUMBERS, ARE TELLING

CITIZENS WHO NEED HELP TO GO

TO GOLDEN DAWN.

BUT FOR IMAGES AND REFUGEES,

GOLDEN DAWN IS A NIGHTMARE.

WE INTERVIEWED IMMIGRANTS

WHO HIDE IN THEIR APARTMENT

TO KEEP FROM BEING

ATTACKED.

THEY ESCAPED FROM

AFGHANISTAN, BUT NOW WANT TO

GO HOME.

AND SAY COMING TO GREECE WAS

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THEY

HAVE EVER MADE.

THIS

IS

VERY BAD.

YOU CAN IMAGINE ONE

POLITICAL PARTY GOING OUT

WITH KNIVES.

THIS IS POLITICS?

THIS IS NOT POLITICS.

Reporter: AT THE

GLEFADA CENTER, HE AND HIS

WIFE MINISTER TO

IMMIGRANTS.

THE PEOPLE YOU TALK WITH,

THEY HAVE A FEAR WHICH THEY

DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE.

THEY'RE HESITANT TO COME OUT

OF THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE NOW

SUDDENLY SOMEBODY MIGHT COME

UP AND BEAT THEM UP.

Reporter: THE FEAR IS

THE ECONOMIC SITUATION WILL

GET SO BAD, THAT GREEKS WILL

CHOOSE A NEW RADICAL WAY,

THE WAY OF GOLDEN DAWN.

I THINK THERE IS A

GROWING FRUSTRATION, THE

SENSE THAT THE COUNTRY IS

BEING LOST.

WHETHER IT IS BEING LOST TO

FOREIGNERS OR BEING LOST TO

HISTORY.

Reporter: AT GLEFADAN

CENTER, THEY MINISTER THAT

THE SOCIETY IS BREAKING

DOWN.

AND TO CHURCH MEMBERS WHO

COULD BE AS RISK TO FAR

RIGHT VIOLENCE.

GREEKS ARE FEELING IN

LESS CONTROL OF THEIR OWN

LIVES.

ANYWHERE THAT HAPPENS, I

THINK YOU HAVE A RISE IN

THESE TYPES OF THINGS.

WE KEPT TALKING IN THE

CHURCH, THERE IS NO CRISIS

WITH GOD.

WE REALLY MUST TRUST HIM

BECAUSE HE HAS PROMISED US

THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO

TO BED BEGGING BREAD.

THAT WE WILL HAVE WHAT WE

NEED FOR THE DAY.

Reporter: DANGEROUS

TIMES COULD BE AHEAD FOR

THESE CHRISTIANS AND FOR A

LOT OF GREEKS IF GOLDEN DAWN

EVER RISES TO POWER.

[APPLAUSE AND CHEERS]

[SPEAKING A

FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

Reporter: DALE HURD,

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