Greek far-right party in clash with Athens mayor


An attempt by the far-right Golden Dawn party to hand-out food to Greeks only in Athens, in defiance of a municipal ban, degenerated with the city’s mayor saying a party member tried to punch him and draw a gun. The punch missed its target, landing instead on a 12-year-old girl, Greek media said.

The party had said it would give food to needy Greeks in Syntagma Square. The confrontation reportedly took place after Mayor Giorgos Kaminis banned such events in the city’s central square.