Many "yellow vests" are meeting this Saturday in Marseille to mark the first anniversary of the death of Zineb Redouane, hit by a tear gas grenade on the sidelines of a demonstration. The responsibility of the police is questioned. A year later, the policeman responsible for the grenade shooting has still not been identified.
On the evening of December 1, 2018, clashes erupt in Marseille between law enforcement and protesters who responded to the call of "yellow vests" and the Collective of 5-November, which militates against the unworthy habitat in the City Phocean . In her apartment on the fourth floor of a building in the Rue des Feuillants, 80-year-old Zineb Redouane closes her window. She is then touched in the face by tear gas grenade splinters. She died the next day on the operating table at the hospital.
Two hundred grenades were fired that day. Despite the video surveillance cameras, the hearing of five CRS and their captain, the identity of the shooter is still unknown. "But they know who shot, " says the family's lawyer.
The day after the death of the old lady, the prosecutor had estimated that his death was due to the operation and not to the shock in the face, and therefore that no direct link could be established between the wound and the death. But this summer, The Media reveals that an autopsy performed in Algeria contradicts this version. It is clear to Algerian doctors that head trauma is the cause of death.
At the end of August, the family of Zineb Redouane obtained from the Court of Cassation that the judicial information is expatriated and entrusted to a judge of Lyon for more serenity. The magistrate of Marseilles in charge of the beginning of the investigation was present within the framework of its functions on the places of the demonstration of December 1st.