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Tensions rise in Greece following arrests of far-right Golden Dawn party members

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 - 01:10

Sept. 28 - Hundreds of Golden Dawn supporters protest outside police headquarters in Athens. Linda So reports.

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Greek riot police stand guard outside police headquarters in Athens as hundreds of supporters of the the far-right party Golden Dawn gather across the street. Chanting "Blood, Honor, Golden Dawn," protesters showed up after getting word police arrested the party leader and more than a dozen of its senior members and lawmakers. The Greek government has launched an investigation into the party for possible connections into the killing of an anti-fascist rapper by a self-proclaimed Golden Dawn supporter. SOUNDBITE: GOLDEN DAWN LAWMAKER ARTEMIS MATHAIOPOULOS, SAYING: "We are a political movement that has nothing to do with a crime organization or something like that." The party denies any links to the killing. The Greek justice minister says those arrested will get a fair trial. SOUNDBITE: (Greek) GREEK JUSTICE MINISTER HARALAMBOUS ATHANASSIOU, SAYING: "I want to assure that we are at the pre-initial stage of the inquiry, the procedural stage, and all those arrested, if they are guilty, will be handed over to justice. But we are a just country and I must say that everyone will have a fair trial." Formal charges against those arrested are expected this weekend.

Tensions rise in Greece following arrests of far-right Golden Dawn party members

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 - 01:10

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