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Anti-fascism march in Nicosia in memory of Greek rapper

AN ANTI-FASCISM march took place in Nicosia last night in memory of rap singer Pavlos Fyssas who was stabbed to death a year ago in Piraeus, Greece.

The marchers started out from the interior ministry, briefly stopping outside the Greek embassy where police security was tight, and headed off to Ledra Street.

Taking part were youth branches of political parties, party officials and other organisations.

The demonstrators carried placards denouncing fascism and Nazism. No disturbances were reported.

By contrast, a commemorative march in Piraeus was marred by clashes with police and rioting.

On September 18, 2013, Fyssas was stabbed by a member of Greece’s extreme-right group Golden Dawn.

His murder triggered an extensive investigation into the activities of Golden Dawn and led to the arrest of several Golden Dawn MPs, including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos.

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