40 Person Mob Assaults 2 Jews on Paris’ Boulevard Voltaire

A photo found by Google of Boulevard Voltaire

Two Jewish residents of Paris were assaulted on the street by a gang of about 40 people on Friday, Israeli French JSS News reported on Friday.

The attack against the two Jewish residents, both in their 20s, occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Boulevard Voltaire in Paris’ 11 arrondissement, according to the report.

Police launched an investigation into the incident and warned local Jewish businesses owners to be extra vigilant, JSS News said.

Witnesses on the scene said members of the Jewish community volunteered to watch over the many local Jewish businesses on Boulevard Voltaire, according to French antisemitism watchdog group the Bureau National de Vigilance Contre l’Antisemitisme…

The ethnicity of the mob is not given, but I am willing to make a guess. The neo-Nazi scene in Paris is not that extensive (mostly a bunch of older men, not given to mob violence).

I do not know the type of neighbourhood it is, but the story also mentions that in 2006 a Jew was kidnapped on Boulevard Voltaire, tortured and killed. It could be a long street that passes through many different types of neighbourhood.

A French Jewish Forum chose this photo to illustrate the story.


  • According to FD and CRIF they were members of the NPA – a leftist party

    Nous condamnons l'agression de deux jeunes hommes de confession juive par des colleurs d'affiche du NPA ce matin sur le bd Voltaire (Paris).— CRIF (@Le_CRIF) May 1, 2015

    • Frau Katze

      Thanks for checking. Not neo-Nazis, then.

      • tom_billesley

        I’m still puzzled by “colleurs d’affiche” which translates as “bill posters”. In Paris, do bill posters go about in large gangs?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And Netanyahu was criticized for urging French Jews to move to Israel.

  • Xavier

    Victims racially identified, criminals not. Hmmm.

  • Clink9

    Can they not issue permits to carry for the Jews?

  • Hard Little Machine

    All of a sudden assault rifles are hard to come by? They should have all been shot to death.

  • The Jew who was kidnapped on blvd Voltaire then cruelly tortured and murdered a few years ago was Ilan Halimi. The perpetrators were the Gang des barbares (Moslems, Blacks). Most of them have (I read) already been released.

    • winniec

      If the French court doesn’t take RELIGIOUSLY-MOTIVATED MURDER seriously, there will be an unending supply. The targets will include EVERYONE.

  • phuque uguugle

    20 to 1 sounds like typical muzzy odds, real f–king heroes <:o)

  • Lord Lupin

    “Persons?’ I’d say scum!