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Jewish man in France beaten after confronting group that called him ‘dirty Jew’

Police arrest one suspect, a minor; four others who targeted kippah-wearing victim in Lyon remain at large

Pedestrians and cars cross Gebrial-Peri Square in Lyon, France, March 28, 2005. (Wikimedia Commons via JTA)
Pedestrians and cars cross Gebrial-Peri Square in Lyon, France, March 28, 2005. (Wikimedia Commons via JTA)

JTA — Police in France have arrested one suspect in connection with the gang beating of a Jewish man on a Lyon street.

Five men ganged up on the victim after calling him a “dirty Jew,” the Actu 17 news site reported. The Jewish man, who was wearing a kippah while walking down the street, suffered minor injuries.

The alleged assailants had ordered the Jewish man to leave the Gabriel-Peri square in the city’s 7th District. He confronted them verbally and challenged them to make it physical, according to an account that police believe reflects the occurrences of the incident on September 8 at approximately 8 p.m., Actu 17 reported.

The suspect is a teenager under the age of 18.

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