Clashes in Patra as leftists attack Golden Dawn hangout

Police in Patras in Western Greece on Monday night had to use tear gas to disperse a group of leftists who attacked a cafe-bar on central Ypsilon Alonion Square that is frequented by members and supporters of the ultranationalist party Golden Dawn.

The group threw rocks at the cafe-bar and later set garbage can on fire and blocked roads around the square when the police was called in.

Eighteen people were taken into custody for questioning and one was arrested.