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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

French students demonstrating against inequality have been attacked by poor immigrants who envy their wealth:

Hundreds of young rioters from poor Paris suburbs disrupted the demonstration on March 8, beating teenagers to the ground and stealing mobile telephones and cameras.

Le Monde newspaper carried disturbing interviews with attackers and victims in last week’s trouble – both sides agreeing that the violence was exclusively carried out on white boys and girls by black and Arab teenagers.

“If I went, it was not to demonstrate but to take telephones and beat people up. There were groups of people running about stirring things up, and in the middle these idiots – these little French people just asking for it,” an 18-year-old of Tunisian origin called Heikel said.

“We came to demonstrate against inequalities and we got beaten up. It’s as if they thought that we – the ‘white Parisians’ – had plenty of money, that we could buy a new mobile phone tomorrow,” said Tristan Goldbronn, 16, who was badly hurt.

Heikel, who attends a secondary school in the area, told Le Monde that the mainly white Parisian students who took part in the march – known in street parlance as “bolos” – were seen as spoilt and privileged, and therefore fair game.

“A bolo – he’s a sitting duck, a victim,” he said.

Local bolos continue to protest about perceived inequalities in Australia – although, as the Professor points out, they sometimes fail to complete their homework.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/18/2005 at 08:09 PM
    1. This brings back something from a book I haven’t looked at in ten years: “My Traitor’s Heart.”

      The author and a reporter friend of his are watching a demonstration by South African blacks. Into the demo comes a white girl, trying to somehow get into formation with a group of women, trying to show that she’s with them. They ignore her completely. The reporter friend says “Oh, honey. When the day comes, you’ll still be whitey.”

      Sick situation all around, really.

      Posted by Sonetka on 03/18 at 08:33 PM • permalink


    1. Hehehehe.
      Now that’s kind of ironic.

      Then again, who doesn’t want to beat up the French and take their lunch money?

      Posted by Mr. Blue on 03/18 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning. ;-p

      Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 03/18 at 08:57 PM • permalink


    1. Combined GPA of 2.5 amongst those students protesting.

      You could say get back to class, but since they’re probably doing Arts, there’s no point.

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 03/18 at 09:02 PM • permalink


    1. I smell a financial opportunity here.  Has anyone translated The Turner Diaries into French?

      If you can find the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion in every newsstand in the Middle East, it seems only fair…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/18 at 09:06 PM • permalink


    1. Q – What’s the definition of a LePen supporter?

      A – A bolo who just got mugged.

      Posted by Dave S. on 03/18 at 09:11 PM • permalink


    1. Does anyone know how to get to the original story? Tim’s link doesn’t quite get there.

      Posted by ekw on 03/18 at 09:29 PM • permalink


    1. ekw, that happens sometimes. Try this one. If that doesn’t work, try copying the shortcut and pasting it into the address bar and deleting everything before the “http://www.”

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 03/18 at 09:55 PM • permalink


    1. Still doesn’t work for me either: use the second option.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 03/18 at 09:56 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks, Spiny, I can get to the Expatica website, just not the article and couldn’t find it by loafing around Expatica either. It’s from the 8th so maybe they just took it down. Unless you were able to go there yourself today. Thanks anyway.

      Posted by ekw on 03/18 at 10:00 PM • permalink


    1. “A bolo – he’s a sitting duck, a victim,�? he said.

      I wonder if this clueless dickhead realizes that there are a hell of a lot more “bolos” in France than “North Africans”. As much as I loathe the French smug passivity, if this nonsense keeps up, I expect there will be nativist movements crop up that will make Le Pen look like a paragon of tolerance.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 03/18 at 10:03 PM • permalink


    1. ekw, it’s still there. I was able to get to it by the second (cut ‘n’ paste) method.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 03/18 at 10:04 PM • permalink


    1. Got it, Spiny. Thanks!

      Posted by ekw on 03/18 at 10:40 PM • permalink


    1. Well, it seems that someone should point out that the injured whites were not entirely innocent here.  They obviously created the conditions that generated the root causes that created this unfortunate incident.

      What root causes?  Well arrogance for one.  And imperialist tendencies.  And other stuff.

      Everyone is hurt here.  The assailants because of all the injustice they’ve suffered in their lifetimes and the injured whites because, well, they got whooped like little girls.  But the thing to remember here is that no one is more wrong than the other.

      In fact, we can use this as an example to learn from.  Specifically, why the French had it coming.  And when it happens again, well, they had it coming again.  And if it continues, they have it coming all those times too.  Because of root causes.  Those roots don’t just go away, you know.

      And remember, there is no wrong party here.  Only misunderstandings.

      Posted by wronwright on 03/18 at 10:54 PM • permalink


    1. The French along with so many sickening canadian leftist moonbats see themselves as a morally superior race. coming to the “aid of the “oppressed minorities”.
      The deep seated ANTI AMERICANISM of the French intelligantsia will make sure that such events are firmly blamed on america, whose Iraqi intervention is the root cause of all the evils committed by muslims- even those evils committed before the intervention.

      Posted by davo on 03/18 at 11:03 PM • permalink


    1. What I love about this, besides the fact that a group of privileged French kids got slapped around by the very people they were trying to show their solidarity with (where have we heard that before?), besides that, they got a French Government security detail to guard them while they protested the government’s policies (among the most liberal in Europe)! If irony were sunshine they’d all have a righteous burn.

      Posted by ekw on 03/18 at 11:20 PM • permalink


    1. Let’s see… Greenpeace breaks into the stock exchange, bunch of stockbroker spivs and bovver boys slap them out of their birkenstocks with gales of derisive laughter Bruce.

      Bunch of bourgie little bolos get mugged, other bolos stand there and wait their turn.

      Which side of these groups is going to survive?  Compare and contrast.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/18 at 11:49 PM • permalink


    1. “We came to demonstrate against inequalities and we got beaten up. It’s as if they thought that we – the ‘white Parisians’ – had plenty of money, that we could buy a new mobile phone tomorrow,�? said Tristan Goldbronn, 16, who was badly hurt.

      Well, that’s a dead giveaway- Tristan Goldbronn.  It’s obviously this incident was set up by the jews to incite hatred against muslims and blacks.

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 03/19 at 12:13 AM • permalink


    1. And remember, there is no wrong party here.  Only misunderstandings.

      Can I get a compassionate head tilt please?

      Posted by Achillea on 03/19 at 12:14 AM • permalink


    1. Bunch of bourgie little bolos get mugged, other bolos stand there and wait their turn.

      Like cattle at the slaughterhouse. Sheesh. Isn’t French socialist indoctrination university education grand?

      “A bolo – he’s a sitting duck, a victim”

      Yes, he is.

      That thumping you hear is Charles Martel spinning in his grave.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 03/19 at 12:17 AM • permalink


    1. Careful, wronwright, you might be mistaken for a AFP reporter.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 03/19 at 12:19 AM • permalink


    1. On the contrary wronwright, the white students were much more to blame. Although you are correct in saying that all sides in this cycle of violence are to blame, some blame is more equal than others. The French people’s patronising, racist, and totally unfounded prejudices – that blacks and muslims like to beat up silly French people and steal their valuables – humiliated, inflamed and oppressed the blacks and muslims, causing them to beat up silly French people and steal their valuables.

      Posted by Jim Geones on 03/19 at 01:48 AM • permalink


    1. All this channeling of Naom Chomsky, Maureen Dowd, and James Wolcott is frightening.  Can I have a hug?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 03/19 at 02:48 AM • permalink


    1. If they feel so oppressed in France, perhaps they can go back to Africa. I hear it’s such a lovely place.

      Posted by Akiva on 03/19 at 02:52 AM • permalink


    1. I get the feeling these aren’t quite the Bolos envisioned by Keith Laumer. 😉

      Posted by Patrick Chester on 03/19 at 03:09 AM • permalink


    1. Imagine getting your arse kicked, in your own country, by people from the only culture in the world more militarily pathetic than the French!

      That has got to hurt.

      Posted by Harry Buttle on 03/19 at 03:44 AM • permalink


    1. So, this was injured third worlders getting back at imperialist colonisers?
      I see it differently.
      This is a country that had a very well defined image of its own culture. No shame in that. They have been a colonial power in various parts of the world. That is largely over, and by no means unique to France.
      They have been very welcoming of people from all over the world, even Khomenei, who fomented the Iranian revolution from France via tape recordings.
      Whatever the failings of the French during this very trying period (or actually, forever)they do not deserve to have their accommodating policy thrown back at them in the form of street violence. They may deserve to have things explained to them forcefully, in the area of foreign policy.
      But it is inevitable that they and all of us will encounter an abrupt, uncompromising lesson in reality as the population of cultural vandals increases in all of our societies. We have been warned. We act, or fail to act, listen or do not listen, at our own peril. The rules are dead. Fight for your lives. And don’t take part in stupid lefty demos.

      Posted by blogstrop on 03/19 at 05:43 AM • permalink


    1. The little Eichmanns had it coming.

      Posted by Tommy Shanks on 03/19 at 06:08 AM • permalink


    1. wronwright — Dude, see what happens when you forget the irony tag?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/20 at 12:26 PM • permalink


    1. I have trouble understanding how a protesting mob, even one armed only with cellphones, would be so unable to defend themselves.

      Posted by Another random reader on 03/20 at 12:38 PM • permalink


    1. They are terrified of the people they think they are protecting, and they have no idea whatsoever who these folks really are. They have romanticised the world’s “poor” not understanding the true nature of their wants, i.e., their cell phones, etc. And they obviously thought they were going to be seen as being “in solidarity” with them. Which retrieves only scorn and glee from the lucky recipients: We want your cell phones, but we don’t want you.

      Posted by ekw on 03/20 at 12:44 PM • permalink


  1. pardon my invincible (or is it vincible, I can never remember which is which) ignorance but what is a “bolo”?

    Posted by arnienelly on 03/21 at 08:59 AM • permalink