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"It must not happen": a thousand people walk for Kewi, 15, killed during an EPS class

2019-10-13T13:58:13.544Z

A week after Kewi's death, stabbed in front of a stadium in the Lilacs, a thousand people gathered, between pain and anger. United against violence, they demand justice for the 15-year-old.



A week after Kewi's death, stabbed in front of a stadium in the Lilacs, a thousand people gathered, between pain and anger. United against violence, they demand justice for the 15-year-old.

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There was a lot of emotion on Sunday morning in the streets of Pré Saint-Gervais. It is in this commune of Seine Saint-Denis that left the white march in tribute to Kewi, this high school student killed several stab wounds last October 4th. Behind a banner with the portrait of the teenager, which included the message "United Against Violence, Justice for Kewi", the Silent Procession rushed towards the Lilacs where the 15-year-old died while attempting to interpose during a fight, on the sidelines of an EPS course.

The emotion of his friends

On the front line, Kewi's mother could not hold back her tears. His sobs started the march in tribute to his son. The family, who earlier this week had called on Europe 1 Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, received many supports, starting with the boy's friends. Red-eyed, some wore a T-shirt with Kewi's face on it. Others, like Nouella, held a white rose in her hand, symbol of purity and innocence. "We want to show we're here for them, we really like Kewi," she says.

Like Nouella, Aya grew up with the 15 year old teenager. Present in this movement, she wishes "that this does not happen again". Like all her comrades, she "does not want there to be a dead person or wounded."

Mothers' anger

The procession is also composed of teachers from colleges and high schools in the city. In two institutions, the Paul Robert High School and the Marie Curie College, they stopped work and will decide Monday of the continuation of their movement. There are also angry mothers. Like Nawel, whose son was still playing football with Kewi the day before the drama. She feels that this can not go on, because "they are bereaved families, sad friends, and ricochet angry moms." Nawel can not imagine the "pain" of the victim's family. "It's not possible, not at 15. That should never happen again."

At noon, the participants of this march arrived at the stadium where the teenager was stabbed a week ago. It is there that a minute of silence was observed in the meditation. Before Kewi's family, very moved, did not take the floor to thank the thousand people who came to support them.

Source: europe1

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