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3 hurt as extremists hit Greek restaurant

Three Greek immigrants were injured during a racist attack by extreme right-wingers on Saturday on a Greek restaurant in a small east German town. The victims, whose names were not made public, were treated with light injuries after a tear-gas attack by some 15 neo-Nazis on the establishment in the northeastern town of Pasewalk, some 25 km (15.5 miles) from the Polish border. On Sunday, local police said they had arrested six suspects aged 16-33, many of whom had previous convictions. The incident followed a series of clashes between leftists and extreme right-wingers in Pasewalk. Opposition New Democracy issued a strong condemnation of the attack on Sunday. «These are not plain criminal acts,» a party statement said. «They turn against Europe as we envisage it, where harmonious coexistence and pluralism are key parts of our common European identity.»