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Greek police arrest man over death of hip-hop artist

Police in Greece have arrested a man in connection with the murder of hip-hop artist and anti-fascist activist Pavlos Fyssas.
The suspect is a self-confessed member of the far-right group, Golden Dawn.

Following the arrest of the 45-year-old, who has not been named, police raided a number of Golden Dawn offices in Athens.
The victim, who performed under the name of Killah P, is said to have identified his attacker after being taken to hospital.

His death has sparked huge anti-Golden Dawn protests across the Greek capital.

Fysass was ambushed as he left a cafe.

Anti-fascist activists claim police stood by as the performer was stabbed.

The killing comes days after Golden Dawn launched attacks on members of the Greek Communist Party.

Greece has become a deeply polarised country since financial crisis and support for Golden Dawn has rocketed.

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