Bus Attacks in Parma

Bus drivers in the Italian city of Parma are now being subjected to regular attacks by gangs of African migrants. The attacks follow a similar pattern every time, yet the police are apparently unwilling or unable to protect the bus drivers from harm.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translating this article from Il Giornale. The embedded video has no need for translation:

Parma, the fury of immigrants. Bus driver “lynched”

Shocking aggression in Parma. The driver absorbs the insults of the migrant group. Then the break-in of the bus and the stomping with kicks and punches

by Giuseppe De Lorenzo
August 30, 2017

“What are you doing, what are you doing? Call the police.” The driver’s voice is broken because of the pain, slammed to the ground by an immigrant who strikes him with fists in the face. Two more migrants go up to him. They beat him repeatedly: one, two, three blows in the face.

Aggression with kicks and punches

Unheard-of violence. The driver remains on the ground, covered with bruises: seven days to recover from what should have been a normal shift of work.

We are in Parma bus station. Yesterday at 6:32pm on board a (bus) of the Tep, the local transport company. The driver, GP, 51, must begin the turn at that instant. The journey is always the same: from Parma to Mezzani, on an extra-urban road that starts right from the bus station. “When I arrived,” he told Il Giornale, “that group of migrants was sitting in the middle of the square camping out. I honked (the horn) to move them but they did not move, so I started to make zigzags to convince them to let me pass. They became enraged.”

GP parks the vehicle in the square. He had to allow some passengers on, but avoided opening the doors so as not to end up in the hands of the furious migrants. Then a cellphone picks up what happens in those minutes of madness. In the video, seven or eight individuals, including two women, are seen slamming their fists on the vehicle’s glass and screaming at the driver, who was barricaded in the bus. “Piece of shit,” screams one of the guys outside. “You’re a jerk,” echoes a comrade. Another strikes the windshield repeatedly, threatening the driver (with violence). A warning that in a few minutes will become reality (watch the shocking video).

“We’ll beat your face.” So the migrants attacked the bus driver.

“They said everything to me.” GP said. “They were throwing stones against the windows. I was scared.” Pictures are like a stomach hit for those who have been asking for more security on public transport for years. The migrants seem uncontrollable, they wanted to reach the driver to punish him. A controller left outside the bus tries to bring everyone back to calm. To no avail. “Shut up or I’ll break your face,” one of the boys, well-dressed in a white shirt, threatens him. A few moments later the foreigners are able to break through the door. A young man who seems to be little more than twenty years old comes on board. He hits the driver and strikes him with a burst of punches in his face. GP tries to defend himself with two kicks in the aggressor’s direction. Everything is useless. The immigrant pushes him to the floor and continues to beat him without respite. “I was thinking of dying”, said GP, licking his wounds.

Only the intervention of the carabinieri, called by some passers-by, ends the brutal beating . The hospital’s response is tough: seven days of tests and treatment for the injuries reported. But it could be worse. “I’m strong,” says the driver, “but if in my place it had been he had been a fellow less strong, he would be dead now.”

GP has been working for Tep for 30 years. “Since I took the job I have never had any problems with anyone, only with foreigners. In the bus station they move from one spot to the other. It’s always the same story: they look mean at you, try to jump under the bus, they pretend that you have touched them and they pick a quarrel with you.”

The day before the aggression (two days ago) migrants had threatened the driver. Same dynamics: “They were in the middle of the road. I honked and they started to kick and throw stones. Luckily I did not have people to load and got away. Then I informed the company, asking for them to send police officers the next day for my security. But yesterday there were only two controllers, and the situation degenerated, leading to the beating.” I did not see much help from the company,” commented the driver bitterly. The Tep, for its part, tells us that “only the presence of these people seated at the stop was reported, not situations of insecurity such as to require the intervention of law enforcement.” That is why an internal investigation has been initiated to check the driver’s responsibility.

Parma, a driver attacked by a migrant

GP has an eight-year-old son. Migrants have threatened to go to his home to (beat) him. “They yelled, ‘We know where you live.’ In a week’s time, he will have to go back and drive the bus on the same route. The fear is great. “We are indignant,” cries Paolo Leporati, the regional secretary of the Orsa Transport Union. “It is not possible for workers to always have to risk their own safety.” The videos of the aggression are already in the hands of the Carabinieri, who will proceed with the investigations. Will they arrest them? “They have nothing to lose and they know that,” concludes the victim. “They said to each other: ‘They will not do anything to us’.”

25 thoughts on “Bus Attacks in Parma

  1. There was a time in Italy when the worst you had to worry about was pick pockets and purse snatchers, but in the 70s rarely strong arm stuff.

    I see vids like this and it just boogles the mind. Back in the day the Carabinari would have beat holy heck out of those idiots.

    Parma? Unbelievable – could be Baltimore.

  2. Just a bunch of dindu nuffins doing what they always do. I don’t understand why the surprise?

    Anyway, it’s all fun and games until one of the dindus gets hurt; then the gloves come off the Carabinieri.

  3. Guess it is time to carry some mace or pepper spray while working on a bus.
    It sure will NOT get any better as time goes along.
    Next time maybe kill the driver and take the bus then run it into a crowd of people.
    Only time will tell when that goes into effect.

  4. Not that I want anyone to be on the receiving end of an attack like that, but if someone has to be, then why can’t it be one of the darling luvvies who want to bring all these people into the country, uncontrolled and unchecked? Or one of your Lily Allen or JK Rowling types? George Clooney maybe? Doesn’t he live in Italy nowadays?

    Come to that, why doesn’t George Clooney get himself round to that bus station and invite all those wonderful “refugees” to come and live at his mansion at Lake Garda, or wherever it is he stays?

  5. If Europeans in general, and Italians in particular, had not decided 30-40 years ago that having children is too much trouble, then there might be some men around to deal with this.

    In an abstract sense I despise the ‘baby boomer’ generation and all the progressive nonsense they brought in, but when the last of them die off or retire we will be done for.

    • Trevor,

      Here’s the main problem I think: At least here in the United States it now takes two incomes to have the same, comfortable lifestyle that one income could give 40 years ago. Children are very expensive now if one wants to care for them properly and educate them. There are a number of causes, including the banksters, extensive socialist programs and mass 3rd world immigration. In my area parents have to pay for private schools (or move to a VERY expensive area) to have their children properly educated from grade school through high school. And then there is college. I know middle class people, barely getting by, who were told that they make too much money for their children to receive scholarships. I know women who would have liked to have more children but did not think they could afford it.
      Everyone presumably has to go to college now in order to compete in our technologically advanced (relatively speaking) society.

      Of course there are compensations such as more vacations, daily lattes, smart phones, restaurant meals, etc. But these are small beer compared with the cost of private schools and college educations. I would be willing to bet any amount of money that if the buying power of the average family were as high as it was during the 1970s, there would be more children born per family.

      • Not to mention the fact that the more you make the more you pay in taxes. Back in the day when a family could be supported by one parent with a $10k/year job, the family was probably better off than now. Very little tax burden.

      • I have a six figure net worth.

        If I had a house, wife, and children I would have six figure debt.

        This is the main impediment to Western fertility rates.

      • To add insult to injury, most western nations give tax money paid by the sort of people you describe to others who have no interest in educating their children and regard the extra money as a gift to be spent on their wellbeing.

        In other words, educated parents are heavily taxed, which means they can´t afford to have children and sometimes holidays, to subsidise those that have no interest in the future and only about the present.

        That, ladies and gentlemen, is the problem that arises when two different cultures live under the same roof.

        An unsolvable disaster.

  6. The Diversity Enrichers have not yet hit Sicily. I am waiting for a large group of them to disappear, never to resurface. I dated a lovely Sicilian and they don’t put up with a lot.

    • PS: This video did not only go “under” my skin, but it obviously went “under” fullstop – anyone know where it went ?

  7. I don’t generally agree with strikes but in this case the drivers should strike and demand security on the busses.
    The bus company has a driver who was considerably injured and they are going to “look into it.” That’s just not good enough.
    If prices have to rise to pay for security it should be made clear to the public and the government that security has to be added due to violent immigrants.

    • If prices have to rise to pay for security it should be made clear to the public and the government that security has to be added due to violent immigrants.

      Trump’s decision to end DACA in six months (if Congress doesn’t get around it) will cause a rise in the cost of construction on new houses once slave labor in that sector is ended. And people who do landscaping maintenance are going to charge more.

      Those are good things, no matter that those who can afford new housing/landscaping, etc. will be most unhappy.

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