ATHENS — "Today is a great day for our democracy," said main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras after the Appeals Court announced its verdict in the Golden Dawn case on Wednesday. "They never were innocent. They knew it and we knew it. Today, Greek Justice confirmed this in a historic decision. It is a great day for our democracy, a day of vindication and pride," said the main opposition leader.
Tsipras also said that we should be grateful to those people that did not give up and had fought to bring things to this outcome: "To the witnesses for the prosecution, the lawyers and every citizen that marched with the anti-fascist movement. Our greatest thanks, however, we owe to Magda Fyssa, for her insistent and lonely struggle for the last seven years. For her son Pavlos, and for our children, so they can live in this country without the violence and the poison of fascism."