World famous French artist attaked by four Muslims over Coexist painting
A French street artist was severely beaten by four Muslim men for refusing to remove a “Coexist” painting. The artist, who goes by Combo, was left with bruises and a dislocated shoulder,
The painting includes a self-portrait of Combo dressed in Arab garb and the word Coexist spelled with a cross, half moon, and six pointed star. Combo had painted the image on the east side of Paris near an immigrant Ghetto.
Combo was adamant that the beating has not swayed his left-wing ideology.
On Facebook he wrote “I am deliberately being vague about the description of these cowards and where it all happened. To me, it doesn’t matter where they come from, what color their skin is, what their religion or their political ideas are. In this context, all they represent is stupidity and ignorance.”
Combo has received international media coverage in the past for street art in Paris, Hong Kong and at the former site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster,