A parliamentary candidate for Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) and seven of the neo-Nazi party’s supporters are to face a court in Veria, northern Greece, on Monday after being arrested for attacking political opponents at a cafe in the city.
Police said the eight suspects had a run-in with self-styled anarchists when they were distributing election leaflets on Saturday. The two factions were separated by police but the Golden Dawn supporters later attacked the anarchists at a cafe.
Six people were injured in the attack. A 53-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital. The cafe was also damaged. The eight suspects face charges of grievous bodily harm and damaging property.