G-8 protesters firebomb Mercedes dealership

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5 June 2007, ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) _ Militant opponents of this week's Group of Eight summit claimed responsibility Tuesday for a firebomb attack on a Mercedes car dealership in Zurich.

5 June 2007

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) _ Militant opponents of this week's Group of Eight summit claimed responsibility Tuesday for a firebomb attack on a Mercedes car dealership in Zurich.

An anonymous fax sent to The Associated Press and other media organizations also demanded the release of G-8 opponents arrested by German police. The overnight attack caused about 200,000 Swiss francs (US$160,000; 120,000 euros) in damage.

Hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested in Rostock, Germany _ about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from the G-8 summit in Heiligendamm _ during a series of protests since Saturday.

Swiss police were investigating the Zurich attack on the dealership of the German automaker.

About a dozen people demonstrated peacefully for the release of G-8 protesters in front of the Germany Embassy in Bern on Monday evening.

AP

Subject: German news

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