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    "Fake clowns cause panic across France."

    Gosh, Guardian, Pourquoi cet air si sérieux?

    Fake clown attacks put French police on alert and trigger vigilante response

    • Residents fight back after spate of incidents thought to be fuelled by social media while real clowns are saddened by trend

    French police are on high alert after fake clowns caused panic across France in a spreading phenomenon that has led to violence and a response by vigilantes.

    Fourteen teenagers dressed as clowns and carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats were arrested outside a school in Agde, southern France, on Saturday. One provincial newspaper, Dauphiné Liberé, wrote: “These clowns aren’t funny any more.”

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    the rest at the link above

    And also see

    WS thread: CA freaked by frightening night clowns

    plus

    WS thread: Mom, daughter assaulted by clowns with sex toys at haunted house, lawsuit claims

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    Oh boy I was always scared of clowns.

    I won't be able to sleep tonight.
    The World Has Gone Mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trigger View Post
    Oh boy I was always scared of clowns.

    I won't be able to sleep tonight.
    And somehow the notion of fake clowns (or esp. "night clowns") makes it that much worse, lol.

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    I dislike clowns. Not clicking the links even though I lol'd at "real clowns are saddened by the trend."

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    Guardian, with clips:

    The 10 most terrifying clowns

    • As Halloween approaches and with scary clowns in the news, we select the
    ...most fearsome examples of red-nosed entertainers gone very bad indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by brighidin View Post
    I dislike clowns. Not clicking the links even though I lol'd at "real clowns are saddened by the trend."
    I did too! Ha ha.



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