Thursday, November 15, 2018

Elderly man attacked for carrying Christmas presents in Paris: “This is what we do to disbelievers”

A 60-year-old man's been beaten in Paris in what seems to be a religious hate crime, newspaper Le Parisien reports.  

The man had gone shopping for Christmas and was carrying a present wrapped in Christmas gift paper.  

As he left the metro Alesia with arms loaded and was walking to the Avenue du Maine he was ambushed.  

A stranger approached him, jostled and slapped him, dropping his glasses on the floor. The attacker then fled and was heard saying: "This is what we do to the disbelievers". 

The elderly man, shocked, went up the Avenue du Maine towards the police station of the 14th arrondissement to file a complaint.  

Police immediately started an investigation into the case that's been described as ‘violence because of religion’. The incident in France’s capital took place Wednesday at 18:20.

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