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Police Harassed at VW Festival

July 26, 1998

POTSDAM, Germany (AP) _ Police answering a trouble call at a Volkswagen festival perhaps should have known better than to drive up in a car made by Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors.

The officers called to a scuffle early Sunday at the ``International VW Blowout 1998″ near Luckau, 40 miles south of Berlin, dodged insults and bottles thrown by drunken revelers.

No one was injured in the melee and no arrests were made, a police spokesman said.

About 38,000 people attended the weekend VW celebration. Four people were injured during an illegal car race held after the official program, police said. One of the four was hospitalized.

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