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Chinese Female Student Physically Attacked on Paris Metro For Being Chinese and Received No Immediate Help From Either Onlookers or Police

By Shen Chen (People's Daily Online)    13:59, April 12, 2016

A Chinese female student was verbally and later physically attacked by three young people in Paris Metro train on April 8, and received no immediate help from either onlookers or later the police, fawan.com, a Chinese newspaper’s website reported. The incident has got lots of attention on Chinese social media for the victim claimed she was attacked by those strangers simply because she’s Chinese.

The girl attacked, under the pseudonym of Fangfang, is a student attending college preparatory school in a public French university. She said she encountered one of the attackers a day before the incident. When she was bypassing three young strangers outside a Metro station, she heard repeating whisper of “Chinetoque”. The girl told fawan.com that she did reply “you guys are rude, go away” in English at the time, but it didn’t work.

A day after the verbal insult, the girl met a group of young strangers on Paris Métro Line 4, one of which was the young woman verbally assaulted her a day before. She was then physically attacked twice in the coach for no reason, between Gare de Châtelet - Les Halles Station and Étienne Marcel Station. The girl said she tried to fight back and shouted “help! I don’t know these people” and asked other passengers in the coach to call the police for her. Only one elder lady responded to her outcry and tried to stop the fist and kick fell on her.

The victim described to fawan.com that she tried to snap a photo of the attackers but her phone was snatched by one of the attackers until a Chinese man helped her to retrieve it.

The police did provide a report to the victim after she walked to the police station to report the attack, on which it stated the victim got bruises all over her body, yet no follow-up on this case was provided by the police afterwards. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Wu Chengliang,Bianji)

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