ATHENS — Counterterrorism police conducted a crackdown on Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn party early Saturday, arresting five members of Parliament, including the head of the organization, and 10 party officials. A search was underway for another lawmaker and more than 20 party members.
It is the first time that members of political parties and Parliament members have been arrested in Greece since the fall of a military junta in 1974.
Less than two weeks after a man who said he had ties to the party allegedly murdered an antifascist Greek musician, igniting an uproar throughout Greece, Nikos Michaloliakos, Golden Dawn’s leader and a member of Parliament, was taken into custody Saturday on charges of forming a criminal organization. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.