French Street Artist Combo Physically Assaulted Over His Latest Art Work - "Coexist"

The word “coexist,” was depicted on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”

However, it was found very offensive by local Muslims who demanded he take it down.

After the artist refused to take down his reknown ‘Coexist’ street art, Four Muslims from a ghetto east of Paris, beat the artist. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye.

The attack is characteristic of the inter-religious tensions that plague France and have been exacerbated by the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.