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Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn, counter-demonstrators, clash in Athens

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.

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