Communist Party of Greece Leader Lays Wreaths for Marfin Dead, Antifascist Victory Day (Video)

ATHENS – Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas on Saturday laid a wreath at the site where three Marfin Bank employees were killed during a fire set by protestors on May 5, 2010 but highlighted the responsibilities of successive governments in what happened.

"Today, as on every year, we honour the unjustly killed workers of Marfin. We refuse the great hypocrisy of the bourgeois state and its governments," he said, noting that the New Democracy, PASOK and SYRIZA governments that alternated in power over the last 10 years have grave responsibility for "leaving in the dark the provocateurish and other mechanisms that operated in this crime." He also noted that the bank itself had not been held accountable for its failure to adopt security measures to protect its employees.


KKE's leader then visited and laid a wreath at the Soviet Soldier Monument in Kallithea for the 75th Antifascist Victory of the Peoples Day that is celebrated on May 9, where he commented that "the struggle against fascism must be constant but in order to be consistent and effective, it must be turned against the womb that breeds it: capitalism."


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