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The news item in Crépol is a new illustration of the “wilding” of society for Darmanin
POLITICS – Gérald Darmanin described this Monday, November 20 as“despicable” And “unacceptable” the death of Thomas, a 16-year-old boy on Saturday November 18 evening during a brawl during a local festival in the village of Crépol (Drôme), adding: “It’s called wildness”.
Guest of the show “It’s your turn” on France 5, the Minister of the Interior specified that the gendarmerie had already carried out “more than 70 auditions”.
Saturday evening in Crépol, while a “winter ball” bringing together 350 people was organized, “an external group of individuals” to this town of 532 inhabitants had sought to enter the village hall, according to the public prosecutor of Valence Laurent de Caigny.
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There followed a “general brawl” after these people had been barred from entering the room. A 16-year-old boy died from stabbings and two other seriously injured young men were hospitalized.
In total, emergency services counted 17 victims aged 16 to 65, the majority of them men. At this stage, there have been no arrests. “What happened is absolutely despicable and unacceptable”reacted the minister. “It is a general bankruptcy of our society”he said, believing that he “we need to rethink the framework of authority”. “We must restore authority everywhere”insisted Darmanin.
He added : “What happened is not extremely clear or too clear: people who came from elsewhere and wanted to force entry to this party and stabbed people. It’s called wildness.”
A term that the minister has been accustomed to using in recent years after publicized news items, sometimes to the annoyance even of his own majority who have criticized him for using this expression dear to the extreme right.
Identification of suspects in progress
Suspects are “being identified” after the brawl during which Thomas was fatally injured, the Valencia prosecutor’s office said Monday evening in a press release to AFP. “The investigators are proceeding very quickly, giving hope for rapid operational developments”specifies Laurent de Caigny, the Valence prosecutor, in this press release.
Around fifty witnesses have already been interviewed by the gendarmes, as many have yet to be interviewed, analyzes of connections to telephone relays and images from video surveillance systems are underway to collect consistent elements on possible suspects, according to the same source .
In view of the progress of the investigation, it is “false to assert that the hostile group would be composed of individuals all from the same city and the same neighborhood”underlines the prosecutor, while numerous messages targeting “the scum of the cities” are circulating on the accounts of the ultra-right.
“The links that may exist between the possible suspects and those currently being identified do not seem to be based on such ‘territorial logics’”underlines the press release from the prosecution.
Back to the facts
The brawl broke out on Saturday evening in the village of Crépol, after the irruption of around ten troublemakers who tried in the middle of the night to enter the village hall where some 400 people were attending by invitation a “winter ball”. The unwanted group was blocked by one of the four security guards who was injured in the hand with a bladed weapon, according to the prosecutor’s press release.
Some of the guests came out to help him, followed by the brawl which continued outside the building, according to the Valencia prosecutor’s office.
Mortally injured by a stab during the fight, young Thomas took his last breath as emergency services took him to hospital in Lyon. In addition to this death, the brawl left eight injured, including two young people aged 23 and 28 who were hospitalized in a state of absolute emergency. The older of the two received several stab wounds to the back and chest, according to the prosecution. In addition, more than a dozen other people “received blows” to the ” leak “ attackers, according to the same source.
The arrival of the hostile group was “perhaps linked to a score to settle with someone” present at the evening, the prosecutor had also estimated a little earlier on Monday.
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