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Anti-Fascists Battle Golden Dawn in Chania

1827619_422_355Rallies and protest marches followed the April 2 incidents in Chania, Crete, between Golden Dawn members and leftist, anti-fascist organizations causing inconvenience among citizens and mobilizing police forces.
The incidents resulted in the arrest of six people, four Golden Dawn members and two members of anti-fascist organizations.
It all started when about 20 Golden Dawn members began their small protest from the Public Market. Members of leftist organizations such as the Antifascist Initiative and ANTARSYA, said that Golden Dawn members started bullying immigrants outside the Public Market and Plaka Apokoronou.
A teacher, who is a member of the Antifascist Initiative, reported that Golden Dawn members recognized her while going to the Old Port, insulted her and triggered the atmosphere leading leftists and Golden Dawn members to an actual fight.
A Golden Dawn member was found in the waters of the Venetian Port. After generalized episodes, minor damages were caused to shops in the Chania port.
The police arrested several people involved in the port episode after monitoring the Communist Party rally to prevent any further trouble. The Antifascist Initiative teacher accused Golden Dawn members of unprovoked verbal attack and filed a libel lawsuit.

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