In January Mr. Iliopoulos said outside the courtroom. "Golden Dawn will be victorious—Greece will be victorious."
Greek police have been cracking down hard on the far-right political group since the death of prominent left-wing rap artist Pavlos Fyssas and other violent incidents. Golden Dawn leaders are accused of forming a criminal organisation but they too have faced attack. In November two members of Golden Dawn were killed and a third wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the party's offices.
Having laid low for the last few months Sunday Golden Dawn activists were back on the streets and vowing to re-name the party National Dawn, if that is what it takes to enter the political arena again.
The party will have a new name but the same old extreme political agenda.
Have austerity measures in Greece played into the hands of neo-Nazis? Will the authorities be able to prevent National Dawn fielding candidates?
Golden Dawn's main players believe they are now an unstoppable political force. The Guardian reports "An unrepentant admirer of the military junta in power until 1974, Michaloliakos, who founded Golden Dawn in the early 1980s, stands accused of running a paramilitary operation that systematically attacked migrants, leftists and gay people."
In line with other far right political groups in Europe party members call each other patriots and nationals.
Other European countries will be casting a worried eye over the political scene in Greece.