The video of the beating of a 15-year-old teenager in the middle of Paris moved several French celebrities, from Antoine Griezmann to Omar Sy via basketball player Evan Fournier.
On January 15, 15-year-old Yuriy was beaten up in the 15th arrondissement of the capital, he has since been hospitalized in serious condition.
Several celebrities including footballer Antoine Griezmann and actor Omar Sy were moved on Saturday by the fate of a 15-year-old teenager who was violently beaten on January 15 in Paris and still hospitalized in serious condition.
They reacted in particular to a video which Yuriy's family confirmed was that of his assault on January 15, which was widely shared on social networks where it sparked outrage.
We see a dozen young people in sportswear and hooded jackets kicking and bat or sticking a person lying on the ground on a square lit by streetlights, before abandoning him lying.
Bunch of dogs.
It is believed to be strong at 10. I hope they will morfler https://t.co/KPp44NYuYC
- Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) January 23, 2021
"Unbearable images. Force yourself Yuriy and get well," Antoine Griezmann tweeted on Saturday.
"Good recovery to you Yuriy, I think of you and yours", for his part wrote Omar Sy on the social network.
"Images as violent as they are unbearable. By a fucking bunch of cowards! All my support for Yuriy and his family", for his part tweeted swimmer Amaury Leveaux.
Force yourself Yuriy and get well.
- Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) January 23, 2021
"An attack of incredible savagery", a "foul act", for its part denounced, still on Twitter, the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin, while an investigation for "attempted murder in a meeting" has been opened.
An attack of incredible savagery.
Support for the young boy and his family.
The investigation should shed light on the facts and challenge the perpetrators of this foul act.
- Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) January 23, 2021
A week of coma
"Yuriy is better, he starts to wake up, to want to talk to us, to move, and that's a very good sign," said his mother, Nataliya Kruchenyk on Saturday, interviewed by
front of the Necker hospital.
"Yuriy had his nose, arm, shoulders, ribs and fingers broken. But above all he had his skull broken in several places. He had an operation for more than six hours, he was in a coma more of a week ".
"The prognosis is rather encouraging as he has started to move his arms and hands so he will not be paralyzed," she explained.
"Now we don't know how we are going to find him. Will he remember us, be able to talk, work, play football, like before? Nobody can tell because it is too early".
According to her, her son was with a group of friends after leaving college near the Beaugrenelle shopping center, a business district in the fifteenth arrondissement of Paris, wealthy and reputedly peaceful, when they were "surprised by a bunch of young people arriving from who knows where ".
Witnesses spoke of a brawl between rival gangs, without being able to say whether or not the victim was part of one of them.
His mother found Yuriy "in horrible condition" in the fire engine that came to rescue him.
“It hurts very, very badly when you see your child begging you not to let him die,” she told
"The police headquarters are increasing the number of patrols and trying to find the perpetrators in an extremely active way", for his part declared on BFMTV the mayor (LR) of the 15th arrondissement, Philippe Goujon, calling on witnesses not to be "afraid of talk and say what they saw ".