Islanders reject Golden Dawn’s free food distribution

Members of the community of Potamia on the northern Aegean island of Thasos prevented members of the far-right Golden Dawn party from distributing free food products to villagers on Sunday afternoon.

Carrying banners condemning fascism, a large group of residents told the Golden Dawn members they were not welcome and prevented a truck carrying free food from being unloaded.

The residents also stopped fellow villagers who had wanted to accept the handouts from doing so, according to local reports.

Golden Dawn, whose members have held several free food drives in Athens and other Greek cities, said in a statement on Monday that the food initiative on Thasos had not been obstructed.

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