Agence France-PresseJune 15, 2013 15:14
Six Chinese oenology students were attacked in the early hours of Saturday in France's wine-producing southwest 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 "violently attacked" by three locals who were visibly drunk and previously known to the police, a ministry statement said.
A female student was seriously hurt in the face by a glass bottle which was thrown at her.
Two of the attackers have been detained and are now in police custody.