Violence Breaks Out at Anti-Golden Dawn Protest in Greece

Supporter of the xenophobic party was allegedly recently involved in the killing of a musician


Police and anti-fascist protesters have clashed in Athens near the Golden Dawn party headquarters.

Riot officers fired tear gas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones. Rampaging protesters set garbage cans on fire and smashed bank windows. Police chased small groups of protesters through the streets.

The violence in the Greek capital came after dozens of demonstrators broke off from an otherwise peaceful march that police prevented from reaching the offices of the ultra right-wing, anti-immigrant party.