This stabbing was horrible and I am appalled that people filmed the whole thing. I can't get my head around it. Even if there is nothing you can do, have some decency, keep your phone in your goddamn pocket!
I take the metro every day in France and to be honest it's pretty safe. You don't need a bodyguard at all :)
However at night and in certain stations, that could become tricky. You have a different kind of people going out. I saw once a guy completely baked smoking cannabis in the tube. One other guy took his joint and threw it away.
You won't get stabbed in the Parisian metro but it's not the happiest mode of transportation either.
I'm so glad the modern use of the word "shit-hole" is finally being recognized for what it is. The word has taken on some severe baggage since people began bullshitting about sweden and germany
I used it on a school trip once and a drunk bloke started cutting his wrists on the same compartment as us. That was a bloody weird time
So that sub is a bunch of alt right garbage then?