Neo-Nazis attack Vietnamese in east Germany

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2 January 2006, BERLIN - A gang of neo-Nazi youths attacked two Vietnamese nationals in the eastern German town of Graefenhainichen at the weekend, police said Monday.

2 January 2006

BERLIN - A gang of neo-Nazi youths attacked two Vietnamese nationals in the eastern German town of Graefenhainichen at the weekend, police said Monday.

Six youths attacked the Vietnamese shortly after New Year's Eve celebrations early Sunday after marching through the town in Saxony-Anhalt state shouting neo-Nazi slogans, said police.

The two Vietnamese - aged 31 and 43 years - were beaten with wooden clubs and beer bottles and suffered cuts and bruises, said a police spokesman.

After passers-by intervened, the neo-Nazis fled, said police, adding that all those involved in the attack had been identified.

Officers searched the apartments of the extremists, aged 15 to 19, and seized illegal ammunition for submachine guns, gunpowder used for loading rifle cartridges and chemicals, the spokesman said.

Economically hard-hit eastern Germany has a far higher number of neo-Nazis and more racist attacks on a per capita basis than the former West Germany.

DPA

Subject: German news

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