Eight Golden Dawn members arrested in Veria

A parliamentary candidate for Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) and seven of the neo-Nazi party’s supporters are to face a court in Veria, northern Greece, on Monday after being arrested for attacking political opponents at a cafe in the city. Police said the eight suspects had a run-in with self-styled anarchists when they were distributing election leaflets on Saturday.

The two factions were separated by police but the Golden Dawn supporters later attacked the anarchists at a cafe.

Six people were injured in the attack. A 53-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital.

The cafe was also damaged. The eight suspects face charges of grievous bodily harm and damaging property.


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