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Two Greeks Arrested In Racist Attack

Greek policeWith attacks against immigrants in Greece unrelenting, police arrested two Greek men on suspicion of attacking a Cameroonian national and setting fire to his coffee bar in a central Athens neighborhood that has become a flashpoint of racist violence.
The two, both 34, appeared before a prosecutor on May 16. Police spokesman Christos Parthenis said a search of the suspects’ homes revealed “slogans and symbols of a particular political party” on the bedroom cupboard of one of the suspects.
The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has frequently been accused violent attacks against immigrants, which it has denied, although it acknowledges it wants all foreigners and immigrants out of the country and wants only what it calls real Greeks with two fully Greek parents allowed to stay.
The suspects, along with another three men, allegedly verbally harassed the Cameroonian man, threatening to burn down his coffee bar, Parthenis said. The two are accused of carrying out their threat the next day.