A member of the Greek Far-Right Golden Dawn party, Ilias Kasidiaris, has been issued an arrest warrant for his disorderly actions on a live talk show on Thursday, reports The Telegraph.
Tempers flared on the private Antenna television station, as guests on the talk show questioned each other on politics and the upcoming elections on June 17.
Kasidiaris was infuriated when radical left Syriza party member Rena Dorou made a reference to his ongoing court case.
Dorou’s claim that there was a “crisis of democracy when people who will take the country back 500 years have got into the Greek parliament” caused Kasidiaris to leap out and throw a glass of water at his target.
However, Communist Party member Liana Kanelli seemed to protect her fellow colleague, viciously bounding from her chair with a rolled-up newspaper and tossing the glass across the table to Kasidiaris. Talk show host Giorgos Papadakis appeared to pull the Golden Dawn party member away from the fracas, shouting “no, no, no!” to calm him down.
Kasidiaris, who has previously served in the Greek military’s Special Forces, couldn’t control his rage, hitting Kanelli around the face three times.
A public prosecutor has called for his immediate arrest for his uncontrollable actions.
Kasidiaris was elected to Parliament in the country’s most recent polls.
“The government condemns in the most categorical way the attack by Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris against Liana Kanelli and Rena Dorou,” government spokesman Dimitris Tsiodras said. “This attack is an attack against every democratic citizen.”
Tsiodras has called for the Golden Dawn group to condemn its member’s decision of brawling on live television.
(Additional writing by Matthew Bolton)