June 16, 2021

An investigation opened in Cergy-Pontoise after the assault of a delivery man and racist insults

An investigation was opened on Monday (May 31) in Val-d’Oise, the day after a delivery man was attacked in front of a restaurant in Cergy-Pontoise, and racist threats and insults, police said. of the department. According to the first elements of the investigation, a black delivery man from Uber Eats was assaulted Sunday evening while recovering an order, describes a police source. He was taken care of by firefighters and exhibited “Several plagues”. He filed a complaint, according to the same source.

In addition, a woman who witnessed the altercation filmed the suspect from her window, who then took her to task and uttered racist insults. The local resident also lodged a complaint, said the Cergy-Pontoise police station in charge of the investigation, while the Pontoise public prosecutor’s office announced that “Identifications [étaient] In progress “.

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Support rally in Cergy

At the call of the collective of the Anti-Integrophobia Brigade, nearly 150 people gathered on Monday afternoon in front of the Brasco, the restaurant where the attack took place, according to a police source. “We are just as shocked as you and strongly condemn this kind of comment which goes against the philosophy of our restaurant”, wrote the establishment in a post on Facebook.

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After the broadcast of several videos calling for the assailant to be found, the police asked to “Do not relay hateful testimonies and let the investigation unfold”.

The World with AFP