Huge crowds gathered outside the Athens Court of Appeal as it ruled on October 7 that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization.
The Kathimerini newspaper said the court ruled that seven of the party’s former elected members, including party leader Nikos Michaloliakos, "were guilty of leading a criminal organization. Others, the paper said, “were guilty of participating in a criminal organization.”
A guilty verdict was also announced, Kathimerini said, against Giorgos Roupakias in the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas, who was stabbed in Athens in 2013.
The paper estimated more than 15,000 people gathered outside the courthouse to hear the landmark guilty verdict, which was the result of a five-year trial. Credit: Hibai Arbide – Muzungu Producciones via Storyful