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Members of the Greek extreme right Golden Dawn party hold red flares outside the town hall of Perama town, near Athens, during an election campaign rally in this April 23, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report GREECE-CRISIS/DAWN REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File

Members of the Greek extreme right Golden Dawn party hold red flares outside the town hall of Perama town, near Athens, during an election campaign rally in this April 23, 2012 file photo. To match Special Report GREECE-CRISIS/DAWN REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/File

Members of the fascist Greek party Golden Dawn attacked the car of the Turkish consul general to Komotini, İlhan Şener, yesterday in Kavala, according to reports.

Holding Greek flags, a group of nearly 30 protestors from Golden Dawn chanted slogans against Turkey outside Kavala Municipality and attacked Şener’s car while he was meeting with Kavala Mayor Kostas Simichis.

Şener and his accompanying delegation had to stay within the building for more than an hour due to the incident. Later, the group left the municipality under a police escort.

Greece has seen a surge in neo-Nazi activity, with Golden Dawn winning an unprecedented 18 seats with 7 percent of the vote in June 2012 parliamentary elections.

January/10/2013

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