On October 1, a chase took place between a police van and two young men on scooters. One of them was seriously injured.
Question asked on 10/12/2020
You tell us about the attack, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, of the police station of Champigny-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) by about forty young people, with fireworks mortars.
While these impressive images caused a reaction at the top of the State, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin pointing, on Twitter, “the little guys “who” do not impress anyone and will not discourage our work in the fight against narcotics», Contextual elements emerge.
Several viral tweets report, in particular, a sixteen-year-old who was hit by a police car and then left injured on the ground. An accident to which the young people of the neighborhood would have “answered the same evening».
Yes, it must also be said that a 16-year-old was hit by a police car a few hours before in this same neighborhood.
They left him on the ground with a broken leg. That same evening, the young people decided to respond. https://t.co/azJip5jRmo
– The Suburbs Echo (@EchoBanlieues) October 11, 2020
We must remember the famous context, a 16-year-old who was hit by a police car in Champigny and they left, leaving the young, injured, on the ground. The savage of the police …
But hey, nothing surprising about this positioning on the part of the media. https://t.co/oajCx6VmCM
— 🇲🇦Professeur⭐Yass🇲🇷 (@Yass_Professor) October 11, 2020
In reality, an event did indeed occur in Champigny-sur-Marne ahead of the attack on the police station. But it does not involve a sixteen-year-old individual and did not take place on the evening of the fireworks mortar fire.
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As the journalist Sihame Assbague described it on October 11, an accident did indeed take place following a chase between two young men on scooters and the police, on October 1 in the Bois-l ‘district. Abbot in Champigny-sur-Marne. 200 meters, precisely, from the police station which will then be targeted. For the journalist, “this is surely what provoked these revolts».
What this tweet does not say (nor the media which take over the information) is that yes, there was indeed an injured, a few days before. Abou *, 22, was hospitalized after a police chase. This is surely what provoked these revolts. [Thread]#champignysurmarne https://t.co/qQZNttDswe
— Sihame Assbague (@s_assbague) October 11, 2020
This Thursday evening, a little before 8 p.m., a police patrol from Champigny spotted a scooter which took, for about ten meters, a roundabout in the opposite direction. On board, I (who drives) and L (at the back), both 22 years old.
According to the version of the police, the latter, after having followed him from a distance, ask the driver of the two-wheeler to stop. But he refuses and accelerates. On several occasions, he swerved widely on the road and nearly collided with other vehicles. Despite everything, the officials continue their chase.
Caught in a vice
The police say that the scooter then enters rue Jacques Salomon, where there is a school. They then decide to take him in a vice to force him to stop but specify “leave a loophole to avoid collision“. According to them, it is the driver, who by turning his head towards the police van, would have deported the scooter and caused an impact against the front door, passenger side. The two-wheeler then hits the sidewalk, the two young people fall heavily.
Young I’s family, contacted by Release, wishes to remain discreet about this event. She still relays the young man’s version: assures him that it is the van that has “stamped»The scooter, during the chase, which caused it to fall. Immediately after the incident, this is what L, the passenger of the scooter, yells in the street, according to our information: “You are eggs, they knocked us down, they wanted to kill us!»
During this time, I is still on the ground and cannot get up. He has a seriously injured leg and appears to be having a panic attack. The SAMU, called on the spot, embarks it in absolute urgency. According to his family, he was released from the hospital last Tuesday and got away with a fractured femur. He will have to use a wheelchair for several weeks.
As for the passenger of the scooter, he was arrested for “outrage“And”direct provocation to rebellion»Then released following his custody. According to our information, both will be summoned later by the police. The Créteil prosecutor’s office, requested, did not confirm.
As to whether there is indeed a link between this chase and the attack on the police station, ten days later, nothing has yet been established. On the side of the family of I, we refute any direct link: “We have nothing to do with all that”. A police source says the situation will be clearer when the alleged perpetrators of the police station attack are arrested. “They can tell us if the two events are linkedWe are told. In fact, the chase in the middle of the Bois l’Abbé did not go unnoticed. The police indicate that a grouping “of a hundred individuals“Formed around the scooter and the police van, at the time of the arrest, requiring the call for reinforcements.