Gavin Mortimer Gavin Mortimer

The gang wars of Paris

(Image from CCTV / Twitter)

Last month, a 15-year-old boy called Yuriy was beaten senseless by a gang of youths in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. The attack made national headlines for three reasons: it was caught on camera; the victim was white; the 15th arrondissement is not usually the setting for such violence.

The political, celebrity and media elite expressed their outrage as footage of the attack went viral.

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Gavin Mortimer
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Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer is a British author who has lived in Paris for 12 years. He writes about French politics, terrorism and sport.

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