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Groups of masked, black-clad men and far-right activists rampaged through the streets next to the port of Piraeus on Sunday evening during a so called 'Anti-Islamization' protest.
The rally created a " pogrom atmosphere" and at the end they clashed with Greek Police and Coast Guard troops squads, while they were attempting to enter the port gates to reach and attack the refugee makeshift camp of Piraeus.
The gathering was organized by a Greek group named "LEPEN" (Patriotic Union).
"Knife in the heart of every antifa!" was heard from the side of the rally, a slogan referring directly to the murder of the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member in 2013. At the same area 24 hours ago, during a similar so called “Anti-Islamization” Protest a cameraman was attacked by a member of the Greek Golden dawn far-right party.
Athens, Piraeus port, Greece, 10 April 2016.
Two young supporters of Donetsk Popular Repubblic @ Pontida 2015
a man holding a sign that says that the Native Americans couldn't regulate immigration and now they live on reserves.
some people make a selfie with Tony Iwobi, a militant emigrate from Nigeria.
Matteo Salvini national secretary of Northern League
Matteo Salvini national secretary of Northern League
Mario Borghezio, former member of Italian and European Parliament repeatedly condamned for varius crimes
brochure on the activities of N.G.O. "Padan Humanitarian"
An activist with a poster which invite to sign up for the abolition of actually Italian law on prostitution
Gadgets for babies @ Pontida 2015
a t-shirt with the written means "more rum and less Roma people"
The statue of Alberto from Giussano (their undisputed hero) and green smoke (green is the color of N.L.)
Two militants exchanging a peace sign
An activist with a poster which invite to sign up for the abolition of actually Italian law on prostitution on the roof of chemical toilets.
An action figure of the incredible Hulk "maneuvering" a bulldozer.
A man with the gadget that every militants must have, the bulldozer model.
Pravy Sektor have their flags on the wall in the basement of an empty house in the front lines of the Ukraine war.
Most of the interior was made from scratch. They live on mattress-less wooden bunks and pile their winter gear in the shared sleeping quarters in the basement of an abandoned home in order to shelter them from Grad attacks.
Pravy Sektor Soldier signs a Ukrainian flag that will be sent home with their supporters in Kiev.
Near Donetsk, Ukrainian fighters make their home among the wreckage of an old, abandoned home. Now the residential neighborhood had been reduced to frames of brick and rubble, pock marked by the impact of shrapnel. A child’s purple bike, an full-length brass mirror and a green-and-red sled are just some of the abandoned reminders of a life that existed here before the war came to their doorstep.
After a Grad rocket landed nearby, I took shelter in one of these abandoned mansions where the soldiers of the Pravy Sektor have made a home inside the basements. The Pravy Sektor, or the Right Sektor, is largely seen as an ultra-right wing nationalist organization, also having, some say, collaborated with the Nazi regime against the Soviets in WWII.
For security reasons, they requested that their names and identities be kept secret. “It is too dangerous to live on the first, second or third floors,” said a Crimean soldier in his 40’s, “We used to live across the street but that house is now destroyed. You can hear the grads landing all night.”
They have made a comfortable home, with improvised stoves whose pipes cut into the windows and are sealed air tight with silver electrical tape. An old, gas-powered stove sits in one corner, and they manually need to crank open a tank of gas in order to use it.
Along the wall are the flags of Ukraine, Pravy Sektor and the letters of support from young children. Because it is too dangerous to go outside to smoke, many of them huddle around a small garden table that was brought indoors and tap their ash into empty tin cans and ignore the chorus of artillery fire that is just outside.
When I asked if they were Nazis or Nazi sympathizers, a soldier from Crimea who had previously been a member of the Aidar battalion, laughed and screamed “Hitler kaput! Like Putin kaput!”
Many, it seems were apolitical, and their only uniting conviction was the need to stop Russia from turning the whole of Ukraine into Crimea.
A soldier in his fifties had once served in the Soviet Army. He was a painter, doing metalwork for a museum in Crimea. He studies and practices Zen Buddhism, dreams of being in a monastery in Thailand after the war is over, and says that though he is generally a pacifist, the events and the current state of Crimea convinced him that there was a need to fight.
“It is horrible in Crimea now,” he says, “The friends I left behind there tell me they are horrified.”
I asked them if they truly hated Russians, and a young man who looked to be in his late twenties laughed, “No we do not hate Russians. It is Russian policies we are against. I was born in Russian. I am Russian. There are others like me here.”
After I asked them my questions, one of their young team leaders in his late twenties looked at me and asked me, as an American, why my country did not help Ukraine against the Russian “terrorists”. I had no answer.
“Men are dying in this war, and still, no one helps,” he says, exacerbated.