Victims Data
Victims Nationality/Ethnic Origin Algerian
Victims Gender Male
Victims Age <17
Victims Number 1
Fatalities - deaths N/A
Perpetrators Data
Perpetrators Nationality/Ethnic Origin French
Perpetrator Gender Male
Perpetrator Age <17
Perpetrators Number 3
Extremist/Organised Group Violence No

In a small rural village, three young people beat an 11-year-old Algerian schoolboy. They uttered racial insults during the assaults. The beating was part of a larger trend among the village’s teenagers, illustrated by the growing number of anti-Semitic and racist grafitti eulogizing Nazism and the French National Front in buses stations and various places of the village.

The racist motive was not taken into consideration by the Public Prosecutor’s office, which nevertheless considered the insults to be xenophobic.

Source: Libération, A Blyes, la dérive raciste de la bande de l'Abribus, 10 July 2007,