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Greece: Offices of extreme right party attacked

  • Members of Golden Dawn walk outside of the main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party after an attack by a group of youths in Athens, Friday, March 31, 2017.  Police say several people have been detained for questioning after youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens and threw red paint at the entrance of the building.  (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Members of Golden Dawn walk outside of the main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party after an attack by a group of youths in Athens, Friday, March 31, 2017. Police say several people have been detained for questioning after youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens and threw red paint at the entrance of the building. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)  (The Associated Press)

  • An investigator seen outside of the main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party after an attack from a group of youths in Athens, Friday, March 31, 2017.  Police say several people have been detained for questioning after youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens and threw red paint at the entrance of the building. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    An investigator seen outside of the main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party after an attack from a group of youths in Athens, Friday, March 31, 2017. Police say several people have been detained for questioning after youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens and threw red paint at the entrance of the building. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)  (The Associated Press)

  • An investigator is seen through broken glass of the main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party after an attack by a group of youths in Athens, Friday, March 31, 2017.  Police say several people have been detained for questioning after youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens and threw red paint at the entrance of the building. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    An investigator is seen through broken glass of the main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party after an attack by a group of youths in Athens, Friday, March 31, 2017. Police say several people have been detained for questioning after youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens and threw red paint at the entrance of the building. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)  (The Associated Press)

The main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party have been attacked by a group of youths wielding sledgehammers, causing damage to the premises but no injuries.

Police say several people have been detained for questioning after the attack Friday. Youths smashed a store front on the ground floor of the party headquarters in Athens on a busy road during rush hour traffic, and threw red paint at the entrance of the building.

Golden Dawn came third in the 2015 general elections, with a rise in popular support during the country's major financial crisis. Party offices have been targeted in the past in bomb attacks, while two Golden Dawn members were shot dead in 2013, an attack claimed by a far-left militant group.