Greek extreme rightists fight police over migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say supporters of the extreme far-right Golden Dawn group have clashed with police during an anti-immigrant protest in the western port of Patras.

Police say the clashes followed a peaceful demonstration by hundreds of local residents outside an old factory inhabited by migrants seeking to stow away on Italy-bound ferries.

Dozens of Golden Dawn supporters who held a separate march threw stones at riot police guarding the migrants, and police responded with tear gas.

No injuries were reported from Tuesday’s clashes. Police detained several suspected rioters.

The protests followed the fatal stabbing of a local man, allegedly by illegal Afghan migrants.

Golden Dawn won 7 percent of the votes in last month’s national elections, entering Parliament for the first time on a tide of anti-immigration sentiment.