Death in rural France: a murder that inflamed a nation

The murder of a white teenager three weeks ago at a village dance party in rural France has exposed in the most horrible way the deep divisions that are rarely far from the surface in modern France, said Bartolomé Simon in Le Point (Paris). 

The 16-year-old, named only as Thomas, was stabbed to death in the village of Crépol, some 50 miles from Lyon. The incident happened when a gang of youths said to be from La Monnaie, a neighbourhood in the nearby town of Romans-sur-Isère with a large immigrant population, gatecrashed a party. Nine others were injured in the ensuing melee. 

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