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Hundreds attend memorial for Golden Dawn members killed in Athens

Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 00:52

Nov. 2 - Hundreds hold candlelit vigil at a Golden Dawn party office where two members of the party were killed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Golden Dawn party supporters gathered for a memorial outside one of the party's Athens offices on Saturday to honor the two members killed in a shooting there. People held lit candles and placed flowers at the entrance to the building, surrounded by a police security cordon and police vehicles, and sang the national anthem. An Orthodox priest performed a religious ceremony and joined the mourners in singing the national anthem. They then held a minute of silence for the victims. On the ground, a memorial had swelled that included flowers, candles, and the photographs of the two men killed. Family members and friends cried over the memorial. Lawmakers and members of the party attended the memorial, as well as people who said they were not members but were shocked by the killing and angry at the government that things had reached this point. The two members of the Golden Dawn party were killed on Friday (November 1) evening outside the party office, shot by assailants who fled on a motorbike. A third person was critically wounded. Police said the assailants, believed to be two, got off the motorbike and walked up to the victims before shooting. Police found 12 bullet shells at the scene from a nine millimeter pistol. A gathering of Golden Dawn members had been planned at the office that night.

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Hundreds attend memorial for Golden Dawn members killed in Athens

Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 00:52