Greek extremist party member in TV assault
Elena Becatoros - Associated Press
The spokesman for Greece's extremist far-right Golden Dawn party caused an uproar Thursday after he physically assaulted two left-wing deputies on live television during a morning political show. A public prosecutor ordered his immediate arrest.
The violent display reminiscent of Jerry Springer trash TV, a week and a half ahead of crucial repeat elections, stunned Greeks as they seek to avoid a catastrophic exit from the common euro currency. Prosecutors immediately issued an arrest warrant for Ilias Kasidiaris, whose party alarmed Europe by gaining 21 of Parliament's 300 seats in Greece's inconclusive May 6 elections.
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