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Far-right Golden Dawn party leader Nikos Mihaloliakos (R) is escorted by anti-terrorism police officers as he arrives at a courthouse in Athens September 28, 2013. REUTERS-Giorgos Moutafis
Supporters of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party shout slogans outside the Greek police headquarters in Athens September 28, 2013. REUTERS-John Kolesidis
Spokesman of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party Ilias Kasidiaris (C) makes statements outside a courtroom in Athens March 7, 2013. REUTERS-John Kolesidis

By Renee Maltezou and George Georgiopoulos

ATHENS | Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:48am BST

(Reuters) – Greek police arrested the leader and more than a dozen senior members of the far-right Golden Dawn party early on Saturday after the killing of an anti-fascist rapper by a party supporter triggered outrage and protests across the country.

The arrests, which are the most significant crackdown on a political party in Greece since the fall of a military dictatorship in 1974, are the biggest setback to Golden Dawn since it entered parliament on an anti-immigrant agenda last year.

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