In Thiais, a white march to pay tribute to Tidiane, killed in front of his high school

The meeting point was given at the bottom of the tower where Tidiane lived. This Saturday afternoon, January 21, in Thiais (Val-de-Marne), more than 1,500 people gathered for a white march towards the Guillaume-Apollinaire high school, attended by this 16-year-old teenager killed suddenly. of knife, Monday, January 16, because of a fight between young people of Thiais and Choisy-le-Roi. According to several witnesses, the young man tried to separate the two camps before receiving the fatal blow.

The emotion was very strong in the procession, where many young people dressed in white T-shirts paying tribute to Tidiane were present. “He was a friend and a very nice person “Blows a 21-year-old young man from the neighborhood. “This kid was an angel, who never had any problemssays Céline, a resident of Thiais whose son played in the same football club as Tidiane. This violence must stop. » Residents of other towns also came to lend their support. “This gang phenomenon unfortunately affects everyoneregrets a fifty-year-old from Vitry-sur-Seine, mother of a 13-year-old boy. It is difficult to understand this violence and it saddens us a lot. »

This call for calm was shared by the family. In front of the Guillaume-Apollinaire high school, where the crowd had gathered, Tidiane’s father asked the young people in front of him “to exercise restraint” in order to avoid yet another return match in this phenomenon of rival bands. Especially since at this stage, the investigation is moving towards the hypothesis of reprisals after a brawl a few days earlier, on Friday January 13 at 9 p.m.; about fifteen individuals, some carrying knives or hammers, had been seen heading from the “Thias Village” bus stop towards Choisy-le-Roi.

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Four teenagers in pre-trial detention

On Wednesday January 18, four teenagers – three 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old, all from Choisy-le-Roi – were indicted for voluntary homicide in an organized gang and attempted voluntary homicide in an organized gang. They were remanded in custody. The Créteil prosecutor’s office clarified that three of them admitted that they were present but denied having attacked the victims – during the brawl, a teenager was also injured – despite several testimonies implicating them.

In their interviews, the witnesses described a dozen assailants, “most face concealed”armed for two of them with knives and for two others with a golf club and a baseball bat.

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