Five men, members of the Golden Dawn as they declared, were arrested last night (Friday) in the center of Thessaloniki. After a police search, three clubs, two knives, four pepper sprays and a firecracker were found at their possession.
As it became known, the five Golden Dawners were at a close distance from the party offices, in the area of the Court House, when at they were stopped at around 22:40 and searched by OPKE policemen. The aforementioned items were found on them and they were confiscated.
They will be held until Saturday when they will be led to the Public Prosecutor’s office with the accusation of violating the Weapons Act. According to the police, there was no investigation in the local Golden Dawn offices in Thessaloniki.
Three more individuals were arrested outside the Golden Dawn offices in Chalkida. According to the police, the three men were carrying helmets, sticks, and shields. Further investigation will be conducted inside the Golden Dawn offices of Chalkida in the next hours under the supervision of the Prosecutor.
Translated from ‘Ta Nea’ newspaper website. Online at: http://www.tanea.gr/news/greece/article/5042505/syllhpseis-pente-xrysaygitwn-sth-thessalonikh-kai-triwn-sth-xalkida/