Commenting on the complaint filed at the Greek Supreme Court by Golden Dawn party against EFA member DEB, EFA President Francois Alfonsi made the following statement:
"Instead of being brought to justice for demolishing the offices of DEB in December 2015 and for obstructing a peaceful demonstration in July 2016 and a debate on minorities last December, the fascists of Golden Dawn have now become the “victim”, filing a complaint against our member party DEB in the Greek Supreme Court. It is disgraceful that a minority party is once again dragged to courts only because Greece does not recognize nor respect its minorities and at the same time permits the preachers of hatred to act unhindered, if not supported by (para)state mechanisms.
We stand side by side with DEB and the Muslim Turkish minority in Greece and demand from the Greek authorities to protect them. Belonging to a minority can never be a crime!"