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Greek far-right politician slaps rival on TV

Thursday, June 07, 2012 - 00:33

June 7 - A Greek prosecutor orders the arrest of a far-right Golden Dawn party deputy after he slapped another politician on live television. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) The spokesman for Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn threw a glass of water at a female leftist politician and slapped another one in the face on live television on Thursday (June 7), causing a political uproar and leading a prosecutor to seek his arrest. The morning talk show on private television station Antenna was interrupted by the incident and Ilias Kasidiaris was locked in a room at the TV studio but he broke down a door and escaped, the TV host said. Police have been told to track Kasidiaris down and arrest him, a court official said. What was a heated debate over the June 17 elections descended into chaos when Kasidiaris threw a glass of water at the female leftist party member, Rena Dourou, calling her a "tart". As other participants watched in stunned silence, Communist party deputy Liana Kanelli intervened on her behalf, throwing a newspaper at Kasidiaris, who called her a "commie", stood up, pushed her and hit her hard in the face.

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Greek far-right politician slaps rival on TV

Thursday, June 07, 2012 - 00:33