Greek police arrested a supporter of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party for allegedly murdering 34 – year – old left-wing hip hop artist Pavlos Fissas (photo) on Wednesday morning.
Fissas was stabbed to death in the area of Keratsini, Piraeus where he lived and was known an outspoken anti-fascist activist. He suffered two stab wounds to the chest, authorities said.
Police raided Golden Dawn offices in Athens within hours of arresting a 45-year-old who later admitted to attacking Fissas as well as being a supporter of Golden Dawn. His wife was also arrested on suspicion of impeding an investigation.
Violent clashes broke in several Greek cities following the arrest where anti-racist rallies were held.
Greek political parties condemned the fatal stabbing of Fissas while Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias proposed a public dialogue regarding legislation on what constitutes an “armed gang.”
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