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SYRIZA MP attacked at soccer game

SYRIZA coalition MP Dimitris Stratoulis was the victim of an attack during a soccer game at the Olympic Stadium in Athens on Sunday evening.

According to Stratoulis, three men approached him at half-time and identified themselves as members of extreme right party Golden Dawn before repeatedly hitting him on the head.

“They approached me and said, 'Stratouli, we are members of Golden Dawn and we will kill you,'” the SYRIZA MP told reporters after the incident.

In a statement released after the attack SYRIZA condemned the assault and demanded that its perpetrators be arrested and face charges.

Meanwhile, Golden Dawn issued its own statement in which it denied any kind of involvement in the incident, stressing that at the time of the attack its members were holding a rally in Nikaia, in southeastern Athens.

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