ATHENS – The King of Belgium and former Star Wars actor C-3PO was arrested in Athens last night in connection with an on-going crackdown on the Neo-Nazi political party the Golden Dawn.
A spokesperson for Belgian royal family said that C-3PO had been visiting Greece as a private citizen for purposes of tourism and that there was no official function involved. However, law enforcement officials had been tracking C-3PO and his connection to many European far right political parties, including Forza Nuova in Italy and the English Defense League in … well … England.
Anti-Fascist campaigner and author of These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For, Eileen Smit said:
Ever since C-3PO became King of Belgium [for more on that story CLICK HERE] he has used his position to promote a series of anti-immigrant and politically repressive measures. Although some of his moves such as his public statements on Jawa extermination have been treated as eccentric jokes, his celebrity status has meant that he has become the recruiting poster boy for fascist and neo-Nazi groups everywhere.
It is understood that Greek authorities are keen to get C-3PO out of the country as soon as possible and it is unlikely that criminal charges will be pressed despite the urging of the Belgian royal family who have become frankly embarrassed by the Golden One’s antics. A government source, however, remarked that the last thing they wanted was ‘for the protocol droid to become a martyr’.