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Far-right youths making Nazi salutes clash with left-wing protesters in Greece

Youths making Nazi salutes and hurling Molotov cocktails clash with left-wing protesters at a school in Greece, forcing riot police to weigh in with tear gas.

Two pupils were injured and treated in hospital after the clashes at a vocational high school in the northern city of Thessaloniki, local authorities say. Six people were arrested and 40 others detained, according to the police.

The attack on the left-wing protesters was backed by the youth wing of far-right political group Golden Dawn which in 2012 became the third-largest party in the Greek parliament amid fury over the 2009 financial crisis.

The group entered the school dressed in black, the youth’s faces concealed behind masks, hoods and helmets, hurling Molotov cocktails and rocks at a rival group gathered outside the school, police say.

Some of the youths gathered inside the school are seen on videos, making Nazi salutes.

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