Golden Dawn-backed youths involved in crashes at Greek school

Golden Dawn-backed youths involved in crashes at Greek school 1

Police in northern Greece have arrested six people and detained at least 59 others following clashes involving youths backed by an extreme right-wing political group

A group of hooded youths backed by the extreme right-wing political group Golden dawn targeted a rival gang at a school in Thessaloniki.’


Youths backed by the extreme right-wing group Golden Dawn entered a high school in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Wednesday and flung gasoline bombs, flares and rocks at a rival gathering.


Left-wing university student groups had been demonstrating at the school against government education reforms.


Police officers used tear gas to break up the violent demonstration as classes continued at the school in the area of ​​Stavroupoli.

A youth wing of the extreme right group Golden Dawn had earlier expressed support for the morning counter-demonstration.

A Greek court ruled last year that the far-right party was operating as a criminal organization and sentenced members of its leadership, including former lawmakers, to up to 13 years in prison.