Far right break into TV station

A prosecutor in Thessaloniki yesterday charged 48 members of the extreme right-wing group Chryssi Avgi after they stormed into the headquarters of the state-run ET3 television station in the northern city to protest against the police’s decision to prevent them from meeting in public. Officers had informed the members of the neo-nazi group that they were banned from gathering that evening in front of the statue of Alexander the Great along the sea front on Saturday as there was a book fair being held there. In protest, 48 members of Chryssi Avgi (Golden Dawn) broke into the public broadcaster’s premises to stage a short-lived protest before police moved in to break up the gathering and detain the extremists. The prosecutor charged the men with breaching the peace, illegal use of violence and weapons, causing damage and resisting authority. The suspects are due appear in court today, sources said.

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