Police still expecting a declaration for the attack in N. Iraklio
The police investigation into the identity of those responsible for the lethal shooting outside Golden Dawn’s offices in N. Iraklio has reached a standstill, as no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack. Senior police officers believe that there are many possible explanations for the apparent delay in assumption of responsibility.
The first possibility is that the group is trying to adapt their declaration to include references to other events following their attack. It could be the case that they want to accompany their declaration with another demonstration of their power, similarly to how the Sect of Revolutionaries has done in the past. The police have not ruled out the possibility that the group members cannot agree on the content of their declaration.
Other possibilities are more practical, such as the consideration that the group’s hide-outs may be situated in remote areas, making it difficult to compose and send a declaration. In conjunction with the police investigations, the group might have chosen to remain idle until it is safer for them. Furthermore, anarchist websites where groups have published their declarations in the past are experiencing technical problems.
There is always the possibility that the delay is part of the group’s strategy. The Group of Popular Fighters (OLA) claimed responsibility for the attack against New Democracy’s offices about six months after the event. The greatest fear however is that no group claims the attack for a significant time, such as the murder of a special guard in Kifisia in 2004 and a bomb attack in Patisia which claimed a 15-year-old Afghan migrant in 2010.