Germany wasn’t the only European country to experience the joys of a multicultural New Year’s celebration last Sunday night. In France the traditional culture-enriching New Year’s custom of torching cars was celebrated in various suburbs, but this year there was a new wrinkle: beating up cops. In particular, a policewoman was beaten by “youths” in the Parisian suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne.
The video below shows snips taken from cell phone videos of what happened in Champigny. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
In related news, President Emmanuel “Toy Boy” Macron has promised to hunt down the evildoers and bring them to justice. From France24:
Macron Vows to ‘Find, Punish’ Those Behind New Year’s Eve Attack on Police
The French government vowed a crackdown on urban violence Tuesday after shocking video footage emerged of a policewoman being beaten on New Year’s Eve.
She was one of two officers attacked by a crowd of youths after police were called to a party in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne, in an assault President Emmanuel Macron called “a cowardly and criminal lynching”.
A third officer was beaten up Monday while trying to inspect a stolen scooter inside a sprawling housing estate in the suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois.
More than a thousand cars were burned across France on New Year’s Eve, a ritual for youths living in deprived high-rise suburbs.
“This violent society cannot continue in the years to come. It must be stopped,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday, calling the attacks against police “unacceptable”.
Video transcript, section 1:
|00:04||[unintelligible] Oh yes, yes, yes.|
|00:33||Oh, yes, yes.|
|00:41||Start the fire, start the fire!|
|00:45||Chanting: Start the fire! Start the fire!|
|00:00||And the evening is|
|00:04||[French slang, unintelligible]
Hat tip for the article: Howard.