Antifa groups petrol bomb Golden Dawn during rapper death anniversary

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Several individuals were arrested on Saturday after attacks on the offices of the Golden Dawn political party in Ambelokipi following the end of a protest march which was held to mark the fourth anniversary of the murder of rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

According to reports, hooded youths threw petrol bombs at police, set fire to two cars and caused property damage.

Riot police had lined up at the corner of Mesogion and Trikalon street when the hooded individuals approached and threw three Molotovs their way.

Members of anti-fascist groups, representatives of unions and migrants and numerous citizens participated in the event which started on Syntagma square and continued towards the offices of Golden Dawn on Mesogion Avenue, after passing from the American embassy near Mavili square.

"Thousands of us came out in the streets to protest against Golden Dawn and to ask that its offices be shut down throughout Greece, because they are used by neo-Nazis as their base. Four years has passed since the murder of Pavlos Fyssas. Golden Dawn's trial must be completed and neo-Nazis must be jailed," the head of United Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA) Petros Konstantinou said earlier.

"We want hope to dominate, not terror and despair."

The roads in central Athens which had been closed for the march are gradually opening to traffic.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.