Geldof: Stop the vi­o­lence

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PEOPLE - ALISHA ROUSE

LON­DON: Bob Geldof blamed ter­ror­ism in Paris on the “blood­stained young gen­er­a­tion” and urged them to “stop the vi­o­lence”.

In a speech at the One Young World con­fer­ence in Thai­land, Geldof, 64, said: “Your gen­er­a­tion, is al­ready stained with blood. Your age group are the killers of Syria. The peo­ple your age are mur­der­ing peo­ple in Beirut, Sharm el Sheikh.

“And most im­me­di­ately in our minds right now, those peo­ple who went to a pop con­cert in Paris, who tried to watch a foot­ball match, who went out with their girl­friends or their par­ents for a drink – those peo­ple were killed by peo­ple of your gen­er­a­tion.”

He told the fo­rum, which is for young lead­ers aged 18-30, that it was a cliche for young­sters to think they are the “glow­ing” fu­ture.

“You are the present,” said Geldof, adding: “Stop with vi­o­lence, it doesn’t work. Come back to your coun­try and take ac­tion. What is re­quired is tol­er­ance, love and un­der­stand­ing. And you’re fail­ing. Shame on you. Wipe out that shame. You’ve got time.” – Daily Mail

MES­SAGE: Bob Geldof.

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