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September 18, 2013

Rapper's stabbing sparks protests across Greece

Police arrest suspect reportedly linked to far-right party Golden Dawn.

Anti-fascist demonstrators clash with riot policemen outside the Police department of Keratsini, in Piraeus district of Athens, Greece, 18 September 2013. EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

Anti-fascist Greek hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas, known by his stage name Killah P, was stabbed to death on Wednesday in Athens. Police arrested the alleged killer, who reportedly confessed to the murder and also admitted to being a supporter of the far-right party Golden Dawn. 

The party's Athens offices were searched on Wednesday in connection with the murder, but officials deny involvement. 
The killing sparked protests across Greece, adding further tension to the country's ongoing anti-austerity demonstrations.