A thousand people gathered Sunday at the Lilas, to pay tribute to this teenager stabbed during a sports class but also, more broadly, to denounce the outbreak of violence in sensitive neighborhoods.


More than a thousand people came to pay tribute on Sunday to the Lilas, to Kewi, the 15-year-old high school student who was fatally stabbed on October 4th, on the sidelines of a sports class. The silent march was also intended to alert the authorities to neighborhood violence a year after a similar tragedy and the death of 13-year-old Aboubacar.

"It's enough to talk, to walk, people have to move, I'm amazed to see that it does not even go back to the public authorities, why, because we're in priority neighborhoods?" , irritates the microphone of Europe 1 Séverine Thiolière, mother of the collective "Action Ré-elles".

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"In 2018, we buried a dozen young people"

"I have a 13-year-old boy, and I am petrified from morning till night, when I go to work, I can not stay idle, I am revolted deep inside me", continues this resident of the 19th arrondissement of Paris . "In 2018, we buried a dozen young people, what must be done to get people up?" She asks. "I am a mother, I will not wait for my son to die to react."

A moving tribute to 15-year-old Kewi stabbed in Lilac on Friday 4 October 2019 and to all the other victims in the presence of the Mayors of Lilacs and Pre-Saint-Gervais.
All united against violence. pic.twitter.com/zHH6SeT4io

- Benhaddadi Sonia (@BenhaddadiSonia) October 13, 2019

"The violence has returned home, seven guys broke my door because they were looking for my daughter's boyfriend, which is to say how far the violence can go," says the mother who does not hesitate to point the responsibility of the state. "We need the state to move, we are not 'yellow vests' but mothers of children who died.As long as things continue in this direction, there is a guarantee of the state in the death of these young ", she concludes.