Greek Far Right Hangs a Target on Immigrants
By LIZ ALDERMAN
Mohammed Irfan, right, a legal Pakistani immigrant who owns a hair salon and two other stores in Athens. He said members of the Golden Dawn threatened to burn his shop
ATHENS — A week after an extremist right-wing party gained an electoral foothold in Greece’s Parliament earlier this summer, 50 of its members riding motorbikes and armed with heavy wooden poles roared through Nikaia, a gritty suburb west of here, to telegraph their new power. As townspeople watched, several of them said in interviews, the men careened around the main square, some brandishing shields emblazoned with swastikalike symbols, and delivered an ultimatum to immigrants whose businesses have catered to
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