Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis was assaulted by a Golden Dawn deputy on Thursday after police prevented the far-right party from staging a food handout only for Greeks in the capital's Syntagma square.
Reports said Giorgos Germenis tried to hit Kaminis, who was at the time inside the premises of the municipality's social grocery handing out Easter candles to children, but was stopped by the mayor's security guards. A 12 year-old girl was injured in the attack, reports said.
During the incident, Germenis tried to reach for his gun, a witness told journalists without identifying himself.
Speaking to Vima FM later on Thursday, Kaminis confirmed the allegations.