Bayonne : Darmanin promises to all drivers - The Point

In the aftermath of the death of the bus driver, assaulted violently in Bayonne by individuals who had refused to wear a mask and pay for their ticket, Gérald D

Bayonne : Darmanin promises to all drivers - The Point

In the aftermath of the death of the bus driver, assaulted violently in Bayonne by individuals who had refused to wear a mask and pay for their ticket, Gérald Darmanin visited the site. During a discussion with the family of the victim, the Interior minister has assured that measures "for the drivers (...) of the whole of France" were to be taken, according to the daughter of the victim Philippe Monguillot.

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The minister began his trip by going to the home of the family of the driver in Bayonne. "He told us that he was sorry of the situation, that the government had heard us," continued Mary Monguillot referring to this interview, which lasted thirty to forty-five minutes, " with additional support, a force more ", she says.

Interview with elected officials

The minister then came, without making a statement to the city council of the city of basque, where he was to meet with elected officials and then meet with representatives of the State, before meeting the drivers, who have expressed their anger and outrage by using their right of withdrawal since last Monday. They are required to return to work on Monday "under conditions of heightened security," according to the operator transport Keolis. In the morning, about 60 feminist activists had protested outside the town hall to protest against the appointment to the government of Gérald Darmanin, referred to in a complaint for rape.

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The family of Philip Monguillot was announced Friday evening by the death of the driver, 59-year-old, brain-dead from the assault. "We decided to let him go. The doctors were and we do too ", announced his daughter Mary. This father of two girls 21 and 24 years old has been the victim of an assault " with extreme violence ", beaten and seriously injured in the head as he wanted to check the ticket to a person and required the wearing of the mask for three other passengers, according to the public prosecutor of Bayonne.

Updated Date: 11 July 2020, 10:33

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