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Brussels Police Searching for Racist Gang Who Fire-bombed Youth Center

May 20, 1968
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Police are searching for members of an anti-Semitic racist gang who hurled fire bombs and bricks into the Jewish youth center and students club here last night. The gang made its getaway in a car that police believe was stolen and later abandoned. Police have the license plate number but none of the culprits has been caught. The fire started in the building, was quickly put out and damage was slight. Police said the bombers left evidence indicating that they are members of the self-styled “Young Guards of the West,” a Belgian Fascist organization known to be in contact with Fascist groups abroad. The group also champions the Arab cause against Israel and was held responsible for a recent fire bomb attack on an African youth center here.

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