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Old 06.09.2008, 16:39
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similar thing happened to me. my friend had met a guy one afternoon by lake zurich and arranged to meet that evening for a drink. she asked me to go with her. he was full of himself all night, going on about how great his life in america was. anyway the end of the night came and as we were walking to the tram at central he said oh my last train has gone and i will have to stay over at your flat. we both tried to tell him no, and then he said who do you think you are, is it because you are white and english (i'm welsh!) and i said who do you think you are is it because you are black and american, big mistake, he knocked me out. my friend and i were shocked, luckly i was still holding my hotdog which i threw at his head and screamed loads of swear words at him. he ran off, but i was told to shut up and made to feel like i was baddie, no gave a toss!
If you've got contact details for him, go straight to the police and get him nailed. In fact, go anyway - he sounds like a very dodgy character and they might be looking for him anyway.
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Definately report it. Who told you to shut up?. You were assualted for protecting yourself and your friend from some lowlife. Imagine you were soft and agreed to let him stay for the night. I've been stuck twice at Zurich Central Station on a Saturday night for a couple of hours and have never felt threatened or intimidated. There is a strong uniformed and plain clothed police presence. Many CCTV cameras . Wouldn't it feel good to nail the smart ass. With the correct times and information I'm sure they could pull up his details .
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It's not clear to me at all who did what or said what to whom, but if I got the jist of it, you told him it was because he was black!?!

H'm.

A simple, "No, it's because we just met you and don't hardly know you" would have been more truthful and less confrontational.
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Re: Just had me head kicked in

Just out of pure curiosity, how many of the females on this forum have done a self defense course, one designed for girls/women?
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It's not clear to me at all who did what or said what to whom, but if I got the jist of it, you told him it was because he was black!?!
The impression I got is that she said that in the heat of the moment in response to his accusation that she wouldn't invite him back because she was "white and English" [sic].

Not the most intelligent accusation to make of a Welsh person !
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Re: Just had me head kicked in

Very Sorry. You should follow up with medical personnel. Serious injuries can occur both internally (organs) and to your head as well. Please seek out proper care mate, this isn't anything to shrug off. Hope your feeling better.
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Old 08.09.2008, 18:58
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The impression I got is that she said that in the heat of the moment in response to his accusation that she wouldn't invite him back because she was "white and English" [sic].

Not the most intelligent accusation to make of a Welsh person !
Surely it's a fair assumption that an American casually encountered isn't going to have a clue what the difference might be, least of all after a night on the town.
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Surely it's a fair assumption that an American casually encountered isn't going to have a clue what the difference might be, least of all after a night on the town.
No, but making a judgment upon someone based on their colour and perceived ethnicity is sure to result in a certain backlash, which is what he got, and evidently didn't like very much, judging by his violent response.

The bloke is clearly an arsehole, however it's cut.
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Old 09.09.2008, 23:57
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i wont bother reporting it as it happened 15yrs ago! however it goes to show things don't change that much, even the lack of support of onlookers. in response to resident, please read my text again slowly! he threw the white card at me, so i threw it back, i was young and a bit boozy! my friend was not bothered about the guys colour, it was his manner that was inappropriate.
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Has anyone else been physically attacked in Switzerland? No one and I mean no one comes to your defense. I remember being on the floor and literally feeling kicks to my head, monetary things are the least of my complaints but being a punch bag is awful.
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It happened to me too The first time in Kanton Zurich- the police were called. I think that they were called by a man sitting in his car , who witnessed the whole thing. I thought that he would act as my witness, but he left when the police arrived. It was a racist attack. the last time it was in Kanton Thurgau, I was just a jammed up against a door and ducked a punch. I was more frightened of what would happen to me if I hit back, so I fled. The whole village heard about it and were extremely supportive.
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similar thing happened to me. my friend had met a guy one afternoon by lake zurich and arranged to meet that evening for a drink. she asked me to go with her. he was full of himself all night, going on about how great his life in america was. anyway the end of the night came and as we were walking to the tram at central he said oh my last train has gone and i will have to stay over at your flat. we both tried to tell him no, and then he said who do you think you are, is it because you are white and english (i'm welsh!) and i said who do you think you are is it because you are black and american, big mistake, he knocked me out. my friend and i were shocked, luckly i was still holding my hotdog which i threw at his head and screamed loads of swear words at him. he ran off, but i was told to shut up and made to feel like i was baddie, no gave a toss!
Soceity doesn't like 'mouthy' women. Just imagine that you had put him up and got raped, you would probabkly also be told to shut up them too, after all you put him up!
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