One more assault. A bus driver was violently beaten at around 7.20 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, by several individuals in Dugny (Seine-Saint-Denis), RATP announced in a press release.
In a video posted on social media, the driver can be seen having his hair pulled, then falling after being hit from behind, before being kicked to the ground. Witnesses, some of whom appear to be defending the driver, contacted the police. Police and RATP security officers quickly went to the scene.
The RATP “condemns in the strongest terms these unacceptable acts of violence and gives its full support to the driver of the assaulted bus“. Taken to hospital after the incident, the driver, who lodged a complaint, did not present any serious injuries. Psychological assistance was offered to him as well as two days of ITT.
A traffic dispute is the cause of the altercation, according to the public transport organization.
This aggression recalls that, tragic, of Philippe Monguillot. This Bayonne bus driver was killed in early July after asking individuals to wear a mask, mandatory in public transport. In Dijon, a tram driver was also attacked by two minors for the same reason at the end of July.
Faced with this “society savage», As stated in Figaro Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, RATP has implemented several protective measures to ensure the safety of its drivers. Among them, an anti-aggression window, a discreet alarm to warn security agents, and six to twelve on-board cameras depending on the model of the bus.
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