It is 8 am 30 this morning in January, and the aggression of 17 year old boy immediately causes a panic. The screams of the students alerted officials of the institution. "The attackers fled, Phevos was covered in blood, I took him to the hospital in my own car. We all got very scared, "remembers Lena Daminopoulou, the headmaster of the school. Several months after the tragedy, yet she refuses to speculate on the motives and identity of the attackers: "One of them was arrested for Phevos had recognized him. For the rest, the investigation is ongoing and it is the police to decide. "It can not, however, help to evoke" a circle accustomed to violence, "" a rather unusual political climate "and" the need to protect children. " Before release: "This is an unfortunate incident, but we are vigilant. In other neighboring suburbs, in Kallithea, Glyfada, the risk of slippage are many more. There are even students who are entering the Nazi hello in class! In these schools, they are already present. "
For parents Phevos, assault their son was "a revelation and awareness," they said with one voice, seated at a cafe not far from the school. Dendis and Maria are divorced, but they want to be present both when it comes to talk about the subject. "We first had to take the shock, Maria sighed, pulling nervously on his cigarette, and realize that it happened to us, to our children. "She is no fool and knows that" aggression Phevos marked the spirits and that, beyond this area, because for the first time, they aimed a little Greek. "
Why pick on Phevos, "a quiet young teenager, a bit of a dreamer and music enthusiast who is not interested in politics?" Asks his father. It took some time to unravel his parents a dark story of teenagers, about a high school girl fell in love with an older boy and a supporter of Golden Dawn. Like others of his band mates, Phevos advised him to break. And it is the young neo-Nazi he recognized turning furtively during the attack. Arrested and detained the suspect denies block.
Gradually Dendis and Maria learned that 19 year old used to hang around the school, he sometimes came into the court, but it is most often seen with "friends" in the small park in front the institution. Often aggressive or provocative vis-Ã -vis students. "Phevos not we had never spoken. Adolescents live in their world, they escape us, "says Dendis. "This is a quiet neighborhood, we never talked about Golden Dawn," adds Maria.
It sometimes seems to have swung in another life. For the arrest of the young man has, in turn, designated as a target of extremists. One evening, Maria discovered the party emblem tagged on his intercom. Thereafter, there were these shots over night, where they threatened to attack again Phevos and "cut into pieces". Since Maria startled when his cell phone rings and worries when Phevos is late. Some residents of the neighborhood have turned away from her, refusing to get involved in this story. "But there were also parents who are aware of the danger even in a quiet suburb as Palio Faliro, Golden Dawn hangs around our schools," said Maria.
Since the attack, the parents are worried every Saturday the small park in front of the school, until squatted by young Golden Dawn, "to reclaim our territory," said the mother of Phevos. "Palio Faliro is a rather affluent neighborhood. That's why people flabbergasted when they face Golden Dawn, "sighs Loukas. This high school student with a blond mop of the popular suburb of Kallithea is originally from Poland. So a child of immigrants, but not those that target in principle the Greek neo-Nazis: "They attack mainly swarthy skins they claim to defend the white race," chuckles nervously Loukas. He was also attacked by men in black extremist party. But for political reasons: "I was active in anti-racist association. One evening in December 2011, they caught me and beat me, says the young man who still wants to believe in a popular start. We, too, will occupy the land. Everywhere, citizens' groups are mobilizing, but they do outside parties. For it is because of this void and corrupt political class that people voted in the last election Golden Dawn. "
Golden Dawn attempts to seduce the youth especially more subliminally stoking revolt against the crisis. "Many young people feel humiliated by the difficulties of their parents. They can be sensitive to a speech that flatters their pride trampled, "sighs Vagelis Marinis in the lobby of the school of which he is director, Perama, Piraeus. A few yards away, the students dig potatoes and sandwiches in large cartons. This is the time of distribution, like every morning since the beginning of September. "We know that some students do not have enough to eat. Others just a pasta dish as a breakfast. They never talk about it openly, they are too ashamed. So we decided to call an NGO that provides meals in more than 150 schools, "said the fifties.
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