Athens police stop food handout by Greek far rightSubmitted by bytejockey on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 08:49
Riot police used tear gas to prevent activists distributing food from a lorry on Syntagma Square, where the country's parliament is located.
Golden Dawn, once a fringe movement, is now Greece's fifth-biggest party. Golden Dawn reportedly managed to hand out some food before police moved in, and it later continued the distribution elsewhere in the city.
Mayor Kaminis said Thursday's police action was a "victory for the democratic state". "Thuggery will not prevail in this city as long as I am mayor," he was quoted as saying by the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.