Our French correspondent Robert Marchenoir sends his latest examples of cultural enrichment, noting that these “show the extent to which the French state has lost its control over whole sections of its territory.”
Translated from Le Figaro:
Two policemen ambushed, frisked and beaten up just outside a police station
June 30, 2009 — Agence France-Presse — Two off-duty policemen were assaulted and beaten up tonight shortly after leaving the police station of Grigny (Seine-Saint-Denis), say police sources. [The Seine-Saint-Denis district, in the northern suburbs of Paris, has practically become a foreign enclave, populated by Arabs and black Africans. There is little doubt that the perpetrators are not aboriginal French.]
According to this source, the aggressors had been “waiting” for their victims, and were “perfectly aware that they were policemen”.
The two policemen had left the police station in a private car belonging to one of them. One hundred meters along they stopped, after a trailing car flashed its headlights at them. Several men got out of the following car. They insulted the policemen and frisked them, looking for their guns, which they had left at the police station. Then the policemen were beaten up.
Another police car happened to drive by, making the aggressors flee.
Robert Marchenoir adds this:
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This is a routine occurrence. Policemen regularly get ambushed by immigrant thugs in the estates. It’s also a relatively mild incident. Just a few days ago, a police van ferrying suspects was attacked with AK-47’s in such a neighbourhood. That time, the police fired back.
Tonight, Henri Guaino, Sarkozy’s special adviser, who writes many of his speeches, had a firsthand experience of “cultural enrichment” when a police patrol he had joined unannounced was stopped by a fence thrown across the road, then pelted with rocks by 40 people in Montfermeil (Seine-Saint-Denis). The police used their flashballs. The attackers had not been aware of Guaino’s presence.