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Communists attacked and beaten by Golden Dawn gang

KKE members erecting posters set upon by 50 neonazis

Attack occurred just before midnight on Thursday in Perama, when a group of 30 KKE members who were erecting posters in a street in the town were set upon by a 50-strong group of Golden Dawn supporters, wielding iron bars and wooden bats

One of the injured KKE members (Photo: 902.gr) One of the injured KKE members (Photo: 902.gr) Police are investigating an attack by a large group of neonazi Golden Dawn supporters on members of the Communist Party, which resulted in nine communists being taken to hospital.

The incident occurred just before midnight on Thursday in Perama, west of Piraeus, when a group of 30 KKE members who were erecting posters in a street in the town were set upon by a 50-strong group of Golden Dawn supporters, wielding iron bars and wooden bats.

The KKE said that the attackers wore Golden Dawn T-shirts and, although some were wearing scarves and helmets, eyewitnesses recognised at least two of the assailants. The party has named the two Golden Dawn members who led the attack on its 902.gr website. 
 
Condemning the incident as a "murderous and cowardly attack by fascists", the KKE has called a protest for 6pm on Friday in central Perama.

Golden Dawn members stand around a stage during a rally in Athens, 2 February 2013 (Reuters) Golden Dawn members stand around a stage during a rally in Athens, 2 February 2013 (Reuters)
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