Sept. 21 - More protests in Greece on the day self-proclaimed right-wing supporter accused of stabbing anti-racist rapper appears in court . Paul Chapman reports.
This was the first appearance before a court for the man accused of stabbing to death an anti-racist rapper in a case that's sparked an outcry in Greece. The 45-year-old self-proclaimed supporter of the far-right Golden Dawn Party appeared at a court in an Athens suburb surrounded by tight security. After a three-hour hearing at which he said he acted in self-defence, he was sent to jail to await trial. In another part of the Greek capital, thousands turned out to demand a ban on Golden Dawn in the wake of the stabbing. The party's condemned the killing and denied involvement but what appears a politically motivated attack has outraged many in Greek society (SOUNDBITE)(Greek) EFFIE, PROTESTER, SAYING: "These people don't belong in our neighbourhoods or our towns. People must banish them once and for all. We live in a democracy. This is the country that gave birth to democracy. These people shouldn't be allowed to exist among us." Saturday's protest was the latest in a wave, over the killing of musician Pavlos Fissas. He was knifed twice through the heart after a soccer match shown on TV at a cafe on Tuesday. He was attacked in an ambush on the street after leaving the cafe where an argument had broken out.