Clashes break out during Athens anti-fascist rally
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Clashes have broken out in Athens during an anti-fascist demonstration by thousands of protesters marching to the headquarters of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party.
Demonstrators threw bottles and rocks at riot police, who were blocking the avenue leading to the party headquarters. Officers were responding with tear gas and stun grenades.
The protesters were marching in honor of an anti-fascist rapper who was stabbed to death last week. The man arrested for the killing identified himself as a Golden Dawn member, sparking a government crackdown on the party.
Thousands marched in anti-fascist rallies across Greece on Wednesday, a week after the fatal stabbing of a singer sparked a government crackdown on the extremist right-wing Golden Dawn party.