The departure of Larissa’s MP Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos from Golden Dawn and his decision to become independent has unleashed a storm of reaction that is a causing ruckus within the outlawed party, since it is expected to create a domino effect and lead to more MP departures.
Furthermore, the situation within Golden Dawn is explosive because the departure of Alexopoulos was accompanied by complaints and confessions about the murder of Pavlos Fyssas and the criminal activity of certain members. At the same time, seeing that more people are planning to follow Alexopoulos’ example, the party’s faithful are starting to use words such as “traitor” and “Judas” to describe their former peers.
Alexopoulos’ letter of independence brought to light a civil war that was raging inside the “black gang,” after the murder of Pavlos Fyssas and the imprisonment of their leaders (Nikos Michaloliakos and Christos Pappas) with the allegation of involvement in a criminal organization.
In his letter of departure, Alexopoulos claims he “was not aware of Golden Dawn’s criminal actions” and that he regrets not acting. “I made this decision because my conscience will not let me correlate my patriotic and nationalistic ideas with such actions.”