Skip to comments.Left-wing activist dies after Paris skinhead attack
Posted on 06/07/2013 3:38:06 PM PDT by BlackVeil
A 19-year-old anti-fascism activist has died after a brutal attack by a group of skinheads left him brain dead on Wednesday night. Left-wing campaigner Clément Méric (pictured) was out with friends in central Paris when he was approached by the gang. ...
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Left-wing ? Anti-fascist ? Does not compute. Prayers for this misguided soul.
In a city the size of Paris, there will be brawls, and there will be fatalities. This story would not be reported so widely without the political angle.
But it is still a very sad event, and most shocking for that community. It happened on one of the big shopping streets, and many witnessed the crime.
I guess the socialist government failed to protect him, huh?
One more reason not to go out of your way to start a street argument.
They call themselves “anti-fascists”, but they are really just plain old commies sailing under another flag. I am not going to shed many tears for this guy, because in my experience, the “anti-fascist” youth groups go out looking for fights and attacking their political enemies just as often, if not more often than the nationalist/racist groups do.
If it’s France Vingt-Quatre, “fascism” is on “the right” for them.
I hate it when [people call skinheads “extreme right wingers”. They are nothing more than a different branch of liberalism.
Witnesses said the two groups of young people turned up at a discount sale for branded leisure-wear in the tourist and shopping heart of Paris. They said that the young leftists began to shout insults at the far-right activists, who were wearing Nazi slogans and insignia.What I suspect happened is that the Lefties saw some skinheads, outnumbered the skinheads enough to feel safe in harassing them, and didn't realize that the skinheads had friends nearby.
The two groups went out into the street and continued to insult each other. Reinforcements arrived for the neo-Nazis who some witnesses claim put knuckle-dusters on their fists and attaced the leftists. Mr Meric, described as a brilliant student at the elite political college Science-Po, fell to the ground bleeding from his nose and ears.
The Leftie activist didn't deserve to die, but he shows the stupidity of starting a street fight.
Odds are he started a coward’s fight, figuring that in public, and with friends, he could do so without fear of someone fighting back. They might have outnumbered the skinhead group with two males and one female.
It makes sense that the skinheads retreated at first and left the building, but on meeting more skinheads outside, they realized the advantage was theirs. Importantly, they waited outside, instead of going back inside.
In any event, there is one less loudmouth leftist in the world.
Yet we were just told by the director of ‘The Purge’ that France isn’t violent at all.
Brain-dead left-wing activist is redundant
They need a Socialist-on-Socialist Hate Crime Law!
The kid was “brain dead” when he became a communist.
Tough world, ain’t it Comrade?
Like protecting Mohammadans from other Mohammadans. Just put the whole lot of them in one gigantic Thunderdome and let ‘em do their worst.
A gigantic Thunderdome on Antarctica!