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On the front page of the press, this morning, revelations from Le Monde and Médiapart on the circumstances of the death, in France, of Cédric Chouviat, who died during a traffic stop which degenerated in January.
The newspaper and the news site had access to the tapes of the delivery man's telephone - videotapes, on which one would clearly hear "the exchange between Cédric Chouviat and the four police officers responsible for his arrest, in particular what he would have told them said after being tackled to the ground on his stomach, and according to a witness, immobilized by a throttle key carried out by the police, after their exchanges had escalated. It was a few moments before Cédric Chouviat lost consciousness, victim of a broken larynx, a few minutes before he was taken to a coma in the hospital, where he died two days later. "I'm suffocating", repeats the deliveryman seven times, according to Médiapart- for whom "this sentence is not unlike that spoken by George Floyd on May 27 in Minneapolis". "In France as in the United States, these police techniques suffocate". "In France as in the United States, the police can hear people choking and call for help without reacting," accuses the site. The 4 police officers were placed in police custody yesterday, before their possible indictment for "manslaughter".
Also on the front page, fears of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. National coronavirus information center in Israel warns of possible further containment yesterday and approves decision to increase tickets for not wearing a mask yesterday public, according to The Jerusalem Post , which reports that the defense ministry presented "an extreme scenario", according to which the Hebrew State could face, in a month, a thousand new cases per day and hundreds of deaths. In France, the number of contaminations continues to drop, but certain behaviors worry, as at the time of the gatherings, Sunday, at the time of the Fête de la musique, where many French people, perhaps reassured by the acceleration of the deconfinement and the reassuring remarks some specialists, seemed to have completely forgotten about social distancing. "On which foot to dance?": Le Parisien / Today in France evokes "the dissemination of contradictory injunctions, as since the beginning of the confinement", saying hoping that this music festival 2020 "will not have an echo unpleasant in our memories ”.
A word, before you leave, about this - new - failed restoration of a painting in Spain. The Guardian reports that a private Valencia collector had the painful surprise of finding his painting of the Immaculate Conception, signed by the immense Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, a baroque painter from the 17th century, totally disfigured, more resembling Madame Patate than 'to the Virgin Mary - after being entrusted to a furniture restorer, for 1200 euros. This incident recalls two others, which also occurred in Spain. The radical transformation, eight years ago, of an ancient fresco representing Christ, under the awkward brushstrokes of an overzealous parishioner. And the disfigurement of a statue of Saint George slaying the dragon - which left the saint warrior with a Playmobil head…
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