His family announced on Friday that the bus driver attacked on Sunday in Bayonne has died. Philippe Monguillot was brain dead after being beaten and seriously injured in the head when he wanted to control a person's ticket and demanded the wearing of the mask for three other passengers. His wife, Véronique, extremely shocked, says she is now relieved. "We are soothed. We have been crying a lot these last few days, it was really not reasonable to continue the protocol," she explains at the microphone of Europe 1. "He would not have agreed to end up in a vegetative state. "
She is now asking that justice be exemplary with respect to the alleged assailants of her husband. "We are appeased, but justice must help me as much as possible. It is justice that will allow me to take revenge with exemplary penalties," assures this mother. "Justice must really be with us, with my children, with me, and that it be aware of the gravity of what could have happened."
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"He lost his life for a mask and 1.20 euros"
Gérald Darmanin, the new Minister of the Interior, is to travel to Bayonne on Saturday to take stock of security in the city with officials from state services, then meet with drivers and unions of public transport. "You cannot take someone's life because they have done their job as correctly as possible. It is unimaginable," continues Véronique Monguillot, still at the microphone of Europe 1. "He lost his life for a mask and 1.20 euros, the price of a bus ticket, "she recalls, while calling on the authorities to ensure that this" does not happen again. "