Man (30) to appear in court over attack on anti-fascist event

Man (30) to appear in court over attack on anti-fascist event

A 30-year-old man will appear in court on Tuesday to face charges relating to the attack on members of an anti-fascism group on Sunday in an Athens suburb.

The man, said to be a member of the neo-Nazi Propatria organization, will face four misdemeanor charges – disturbing the peace, dangerous bodily harm, damage to property and possession of weapons – over the attack, which left at least three people injured.

According to reports, the suspect was among a group of around 15 men who blitz attacked members of the Movement Against Racism and the Fascist Threat (KEERFA) while they were gathered at a public square in the suburb of Neo Iraklio ahead of a rally being organized this coming Saturday to mark a year from the conviction of the Golden Dawn criminal organization.

Investigators looking into Sunday’s attack identified him from a swastika tattoo that is visible on a video of the incident posted on social media. 

Prosecutors are understood to have identified another of the 10-15 attackers.

Meanwhile, police in Thessaloniki on Monday arrested a 30-year-old man for suspected involvement in the assault on members of Communist Party youth wing on Sunday.

Three people were slightly injured in the attack, one of whom was taken to hospital.


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