Nationalists broke away from a larger rally to destroy a Communist hangout in northern Greece.
A building occupied by left-wing Antifa activists in Thessaloniki was torched by reported right-wing nationalists during a massive rally in the Greek port city demanding the neighboring Republic of Macedonia change its name.
At around 3:30 in the afternoon, “a group of 60-70 fascists attacked our building with Molotov cocktails, causing its arson,” left-wing group Libertatia said in a statement.
A witness said he “heard slogans from an organized group of people” who were walking around smashing things, a local news outlet reported. “The slogans I heard were fascistic. It looks like they threw some flammable material causing the fire to spread very quickly.”
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
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