Home of German state premier vandalized

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30 August 2006, BERLIN - The home of Germany's regional premier of the state where next year's Group of Eight (G8) summit will be held was vandalized in a paint bomb attack apparently carried out by summit opponents, officials said Wednesday. A letter taking responsibility for the attack on Mecklenburg-West Pommerania Prime Minister Harald Ringstorff's home near Schwerin criticized both the G8 and policy regarding foreigners. Bags and bottles containing black paint as well as stones were hurled at Ringstor

30 August 2006

BERLIN - The home of Germany's regional premier of the state where next year's Group of Eight (G8) summit will be held was vandalized in a paint bomb attack apparently carried out by summit opponents, officials said Wednesday.

A letter taking responsibility for the attack on Mecklenburg-West Pommerania Prime Minister Harald Ringstorff's home near Schwerin criticized both the G8 and policy regarding foreigners.

Bags and bottles containing black paint as well as stones were hurled at Ringstorff's family home, police said. Nobody was injured.

The state's interior ministry said the attack was apparently carried out by left-wing extremists. Anti-globalist activists are gearing up for major protests expected to accompany the G8 summit to be held in June 2007 at the luxury Baltic Sea resort of Heiligendamm.

G8 member countries are Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States.

This year's G8 summit in St Petersburg in July took place with limited protests after a major security clampdown by Russian authorities.

Police shot dead a protester during violent anti-globalist riots which overshadowed the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa, Italy.

DPA

Subject: German news

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