June 29, 2018
France is dead.
It is Algeria now.
Sunday night, after France’s World Cup win at the Final, a young couple was savagely assaulted in Poitier’s Saint-Eloi district for responding “no, Vive la France !” to a man who just shouted “Vive l’Algérie !” (“Go Algeria”).
Poitiers was not an exception to the wave of violence following France’s win at the World Cup. Around midnight, a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend were walking in Poitiers’s Saint-Eloi district when they heard a driver of a car shout “Vive l’Algérie !”.
The couple answered with “No, Vive la France !” which upon hearing, the driver got out of his car and launched a jab at the young girl who quickly fell to the ground.
Other men came and joined in the beating. Fortunately, the couple is suffering only minor injuries but the young 19-year-old man was mandated a week’s rest by the doctors.