Ex­trem­ists dis­rupt trial

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The trial of Golden Dawn mem­bers and sup­port­ers was abruptly ad­journed yes­ter­day af­ter scuf­fles broke out be­tween sup­port­ers of the neoNazi party and anti-fas­cist ac­tivists. It was the sec­ond day in a row that judges had to keep a lid on ten­sions in­side and out­side the Athens Court of Ap­peals prompted by the tes­ti­mony of a union­ist claim­ing that he and a group of around 20 fel­low ac­tivists were vi­o­lently at­tacked in Septem­ber 2013 by around 50 Golden Dawn mem­bers and sup­port­ers. In his tes­ti­mony, the head of the At­tica Me­tal­work­ers’ Union, Sotiris Poulikoyian­nis, sug­gested that the at­tack against the Com­mu­nist-af­fil­i­ated PAME ac­tivists was car­ried out by GD mem­bers act­ing on be­half of busi­ness in­ter­ests look­ing to weaken the union’s hold over the ship re­pair in­dus­try in the port of Perama, a sub­urb of Pi­raeus. The trial is to re­sume to­mor­row.

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