This is the video the French authorities don’t want you to see. An unprovoked attack on a young passenger on a Paris night bus by a gang of youths, likely from one of the dangerous banlieue around the capital.
Passengers who tried to intervene were themselves attacked.
Warning: It is disturbingly violent.
The assault was recorded by bus CCTV. A policeman posted the video on a Facebook site: He has been arrested and suspended from his post. The authorities fear the video is being used by right-wing sites to stir up fear about racist violence by black and arab youths against French citizens.
French authorities have been demanding the removal of the video from blogs and video hosting services.
The President of the Paris transport authority RATP has described the video as “a crime in which the RATP is the victim. The same transport President Pierre Mongin described the bus driver’
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