Greek police arrest Golden Dawn Party leader and a party lawmaker

Greek police have arrested Nikos Michaloliakos, the leader of the far-right Golden Dawn Party, on charges of forming a criminal organization.

“The Secretary General and one lawmaker of the Golden Dawn Party were arrested a short while ago after arrest warrants were issued,” police said in a statement early on Saturday.

The lawmaker is Ilias Kasidiaris, reports said.

Warrants for the arrest of another five Golden Dawn parliament deputies have been issued. The police counter-terrorism squad is reportedly looking for the MPs. More warrants are expected.

Developments have come in the wake of the murder of anti-racist musician, Pavlos Fyssas, on September 18.