Riot police use tear gas to stop Golden Dawn giving free food

Posted May 2, 2013 by Katerina Nikolas
Golden Dawn's planned Maundy Thursday free food distribution for needy Greek families was halted by riot police in Syntagma Square early this morning. Police used tear gas to prevent the free distribution of food.
As Digital Journal reported the Mayor of Athens, Giorgos Kaminis, issued a ban on the ultra-nationalist party distributing free food ahead of the Orthodox Easter celebrations. According to Ekathimerini Kaminis called Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias to request police intervention to prevent the Chrysafgites from handing out food.
When members of Golden Dawn arrived at the square in the early morning Proto Thema reported four squads of riot police were waiting to prevent Chrysafgites from unloading the food trucks and used a limited amount of chemicals. According to Xryshaygh police used an extensive amount of chemicals, making it impossible to carry out the distribution of free food.
Golden Dawn have announced that the free distribution of food will now take place at 10pm at the offices of T. C. Athens - Diligiannis 50 Larissa Station