Golden Dawn shuts down its main headquarters

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Greece’s controversial far-right Golden Dawn party has shut down its main headquarters at Mesogeion Avenue, in the centre of Athens.

On Saturday, removalist trucks were seen emptying out the office and the party’s logo signage was removed from the exterior of the building.

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According to reports, the organisation referred to as Greece’s 'neo-nazi party' announced they are shutting down the office due to "financial struggles."

Golden Dawn failed to get elected to Greek Parliament in July's general election and has relied on donations from party MPs since 2013. With most of its members now having left the party, the organisation was also forced to close its branch in Piraeus and their website is also currently shut down.

Party founder and leader Nikos Michaloliakos, and another 68 defendants from Golden Dawn are also currently on trial. Their main charge is participation in a criminal organisation, in addition to a host of other indictments, including assault and involvement in the murder of Greek rapper Pavlos Flyssas.