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PAOK fans released pending trial over attack on Golden Dawn Thessaloniki HQ

Forty-six PAOK fans were on Thursday released from custody in Thessaloniki pending trial for an alleged attack against Golden Dawn’s headquarters in the northern Greek city.

The suspects have been charged with breach of the peace and a fireworks violation. A trial was set for December 9.

A group of soccer supporters pelted the premises of Golden Dawn on Kazatzakis St. with stones and firecrackers causing minor damage to the building and nearby vehicles. No one was injured in the attack.

Police detained 46 suspects in connection with the incident.

The raid against the Golden Dawn headquarters is alleged to have taken place in retaliation for recent comments made by the far right party against the Thessaloniki club following the controversy involving Albanian international Ergys Kace.

The 20-year-old PAOK midfielder had posted a picture on his Facebook account where he was seen wearing a tee-shirt of the UCK, the Albanian abbreviation for the ethnic-Albanian paramilitary organization the Kosovo Liberation Army.