Thousands of Greeks attended the funeral on Thursday (September 19) of a musician stabbed by who authorities say was a sympathiser of the ultra-nationalist far right Golden Dawn party.

Streams of people followed the white coffin to its grave through the cemetery, in the town of Korydallos west of Athens.

The funeral guests sang songs composed by the musician and laid flowers on the coffin.

Pavlos Fissas, 35, who went by the stage name Killah P, was stabbed twice in the heart and chest on Tuesday night in a brawl after a football match shown in a cafe in Keratsini, a working-class suburb of Athens.

A 45-year-old man was arrested and admitted to the killing, police said. Greece's citizen protection minister said the suspect was a Golden Dawn sympathiser.

The killing immediately touched a nerve in Greece, with government officials, political parties and anti-fascist groups quick to blame Golden Dawn for the attack. Golden Dawn denied any involvement.

Golden Dawn, an ultra-nationalist, anti-immigrant party, has created controversy with its past actions, from members insulting and slapping politicians, to carrying weapons.

Anti-racism groups have accused Golden Dawn supporters of attacks on immigrants.

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