Rail travel in France is dangerous, and that’s why there are so many people with disabilities.
Here’s how one of them was assaulted in a train station in Paris.
The man, who has not been named, was riding his wheelchair into the main station in the city of Paris when he was assaulted by four men in a group, one of whom tried to grab his wallet and another punched him in the face.
The assailant fled in a white Toyota Corolla.
The attack occurred shortly after the Paris attacks, but it comes just a day after a gunman opened fire at a train stop in Marseille, killing a police officer and injuring a woman.
The attacks on Saturday have drawn condemnation from the French government, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls warning of a “new war” in France, while President Francois Hollande said there is no room for complacency.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said at a news conference that the attacker had used an automatic weapon, which is a “criminal offence.”
The attack took place at a time when France was trying to tackle the growing number of cases of violence against women.
The country has seen a series of attacks on women this year, including the attempted murder of a policewoman.
The latest was the attack in November, when a woman was found dead in a toilet cubicle in the central Paris suburb of St. Denis.