Marseille: A Young Veiled Woman Attacked in the Subway Exit

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A young veiled girl was attacked as she left the subway
A young veiled girl was attacked as she left the subway
Marseille October 21, 2015 Police Illustration – Amandine Rancoule

A young woman was attacked by a man in his twenties because she wore a veil …

A young veiled woman was attacked at the exit of a metro station in the centre of Marseille by a man accusing him, according to statements of the victim, of being a terrorist.

The attacker, aged about twenty years, made ​​reference to religious symbols of the young woman, wearing a hi jab (veil leaving the apparent face) and would have equated to a terrorist before giving a kick and a punch and was also slightly injured in the chest with an sharp object, suspected to be a cutter.

Islamophobic tags

The victim called police and was taken to the emergency room has been prescribed two days of temporary disability. The investigation was entrusted to the departmental safety.  A police investigation is under way to “do everything possible to identify and question the attacker” of the attack.

Since the attacks, Islamophobic several tags have been reported in the Bouches-du-Rhône, including Aix-en-Provence, also said the Prefect of Police of Bouches-du-Rhône, Laurent Nunez.

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