Protesters, police clash in anti-fascist protests around Greece

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Potesters clash with police in the western Athens working class suburb of Keratsini on September 18, 2013 (AFP, Louisa Gouliamaki)
Violent clashes have broken out in several Greek cities after a member of the country\’s far-right Golden Dawn party was arrested over the fatal stabbing of a 34-year-old musician described as an anti-fascist activist.

Violent clashes broke out in several Greek cities Wednesday after a musician described as an anti-fascist activist was stabbed to death by a man who said he belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party.
Pavlos Fyssas, whose stage name waViolent clashes broke out in several Greek cities Wednesday after a musician described as an anti-fascist activist was stabbed to death by a man who said he belonged to the far-right Golden Dawn party.s Killah P, died in a state hospital on Wednesday morning after being stabbed outside a cafe in the Keratsini area west of Athens.
He suffered two stab wounds to the chest, authorities said.
A 45-year-old man arrested at the scene admitted to attacking Fyssas, a hip-hop singer whose friends said he was an anti-fascist activist, and belonging to Golden Dawn, police said.
A knife with traces of blood was found near his car.
Clashes broke out Wednesday evening between riot police and protesters holding an anti-fascist demonstration in Fyssas\’ memory in Keratsini and in the northern city of Thessaloniki.
Evangelos Venizelos, deputy prime minister, said Golden Dawn had "surpassed every limit".
His Socialist party is part of the coalition government.
"Golden Dawn has violence as its priority and must be dealt with as a criminal organisation," he said.
Hannes Swoboda, president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, also called for strong action against the group.
The suspect, who was not named in accordance with Greek law, was appeared before a prosecutor later on Wednesday.
Source: Agencies

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