Greek authorities say 14 people were due to appear in court Thursday following their arrests during extensive clashes between members of far-right groups and participants in a counter-demonstration.
Supporters of the extreme right group Golden Dawn defied a blanket police ban on demonstrations in greater Athens late Wednesday and clashed with protesters from a rival rally led by left-wing organizations that also defied the order.
The violence around the center of Athens spilled into a train and onto a platform of the city’s subway system.
“The police, correctly, do not ask for political identity of people committing illegal acts. They do their job and arrest them,” Marinakis said.