Neo-Fascists in America should consider themselves lucky. Their counterparts in Greece’s Golden Dawn are not getting cut a single break!
Young men wielding sledgehammers have attacked the headquarters of Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party.
Police said several people were detained for questioning over the assault during the Friday morning rush hour in Athens.
Youths smashed the glass front of a shop inside the party’s offices, which sit on a busy road, and threw red paint at the entrance of the building.
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In a statement, Golden Dawn said the attack by “a paramilitary group” armed with sledgehammers, batons, helmets and firebombs lasted for at least five minutes.
The group said none of its members were injured and claimed morale was high, adding: “If they think that these murderous methods will discourage champions and campaigners who have experienced killings, persecution and opposition, they are deeply mistaken.
“Neither bullets, or prisons, or anything will bend the nationalists!”
Golden Dawn became Greece’s third-largest political party in the 2015 general elections, with a rise in popular support during the country’s financial crisis.
Party offices have been targeted in previous bomb attacks, while two Golden Dawn members were shot dead in 2013 in an attack claimed by a far-left militant group.