Agence France-PresseJune 16, 2013 06:42
Six Chinese oenology students were attacked in the early hours of Saturday in France's wine-producing region of Bordeaux, the interior ministry said, describing the violence as an act of xenophobia.
The students, who had arrived in France only two months ago, were allegedly "violently attacked" by three local men who were visibly drunk and previously known to the police, a ministry statement said.
Two of the alleged attackers have been detained and are now in police custody.
A female student was seriously hurt in the face by a glass bottle which was thrown at her.