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Greek police arrest Golden Dawn Party leader in raid

Leader of extreme-right Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Mihaloliakos talks at a news conference in Athens, in this file picture taken May 6, 2012. Greek police arrested Mihaloliakos and the spokesman of the far-right Golden Dawn party on September 28, 2013 on charges of founding a criminal organisation, and have issued arrest warrants for dozens more party members and lawmakers, police officials said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/Files (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CRIME LAW)
Leader of extreme-right Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Mihaloliakos talks at a news conference in Athens, in this file picture taken May 6, 2012. Greek police arrested Mihaloliakos and the spokesman of the far-right Golden Dawn party on September 28, 2013 on charges of founding a criminal organisation, and have issued arrest warrants for dozens more party members and lawmakers, police officials said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis/Files (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS CRIME LAW)
Clashes break out during an anti-fascist demonstration on September 25, 2013 in Athens, Greece.

 Greek police arrested the leader of the far-right Golden Dawn Party and a party lawmaker, they said this morning.

"The Secretary General and one lawmaker of the Golden Dawn Party were arrested a short while ago after arrest warrants were issued," Greek police said in a text message to journalists.

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