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A controversial case will go before a Paris court on Friday of a man accused of the racially-motivated beating of a white Frenchman. The attackers allegedly shouted "dirty white" and "dirty French" before assaulting the victim.

In an unusual trial that will provoke a certain amount of controversy in some quarters, a man will stand before a judge in Paris on Friday accused of carrying out a violent assault that was motivated by "anti-white racism".

The attack, which took place on the Paris Metro, dates back to a night in September 2010 when two young men approached the white victim and asked him for a cigarette. When he refused they began insulting him, shouting the words "dirty white" and "dirty French".


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