Woman injured, 13 arrested in clashes on GD murder anniversary

Greece
Thu, 2 Nov 2023 7:35 GMT
One woman was injured and 13 people were arrested on Wednesday night in clashes between far-right groups and anti-fascists in central Athens, following gatherings on the 10th anniversary of the murder of two members of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.
Woman injured, 13 arrested in clashes on GD murder anniversary

One woman was injured and 13 people were arrested on Wednesday night in clashes between far-right groups and anti-fascists in central Athens, following gatherings on the 10th anniversary of the murder of two members of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn

A total of 60 people were detained. 

Despite a police ban on gatherings that was in force until 6 a.m. on Thursday, a large number of people gathered in the areas of Neo Iraklio and Nea Ionia, with far-right groups and anti-fascists organising their own rallies.

After the gatherings, members of far-right groups targeted anti-fascist protesters onboard a train in the metro station of Monastiraki. Videos posted on social media show them shouting slogans against black-clad youths and throwing a liquid into the train with one man shouting “burn them!”

During the attack, a woman was injured after being hit by wooden sticks and was transferred to Gennimatas Hospital. 

Police said on Thursday it had launched an inquiry into a possible incident of police brutality, following a video on social media that howed officers repeatedly beating a man they had pinned on the ground. 

Authorities also deported a group of 21 Italian neo-Nazis who had been held at Athens International Airport after flying into Greece to participate in the far-right rallies. 

The rallies were called by far-right groups in Greece to commemorate the 2013 killing of two members of Golden Dawn outside the now-defunct party’s offices in Neo Iraklio.

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