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Bus driver attacked in Bayonne dies because he refuses to carry passengers without a mask or ticket

July 11, 2020

This Friday, Bayonne bus driver Philippe Monguillot died, who was attacked on July 5 for refusing to admit young people who did not have a ticket or were not wearing a mask.

The message was given by Monguillot’s daughter Marie, 18 years old. “The doctors agreed with us. We didn’t want him to remain in a vegetative state. Dad fell asleep at 5:30 pm,” he said, according to the Soud Ouest newspaper. “We went to him and gave him one last kiss,” he said.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex expressed condolences to the family and reminded Monguillot that he was “cowardly attacked”. “Justice will punish the perpetrators of this evil crime,” he riveted. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin visited Bayonne: “This hideous and cowardly act must not go unpunished,” Darmanin wrote on Twitter.

Bus driver attacked in Bayonne dies because he refuses to carry passengers without a mask or ticketBus driver attacked in Bayonne dies because he refuses to carry passengers without a mask or ticket

The Bayonne prosecutor said the driver was the victim of an “extremely violent” attack by two men accused of the attack. Two other people are detained for a crime of refusing to help.