- The 4 suspects arrested through the investigation have been indicted, together with two for tried homicide, and positioned in detention.
- His colleagues describe a person "smiling, pleasant", and who "had rules, equivalent to politeness. "
- A white march is organized at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, whereas city transport all through France ought to cease for a minute on the identical time, to pay tribute to him.
"Pleasant", "smiling", "pleasant" … Philippe Monguillot, the 59-year-old bus driver beaten Sunday evening in Bayonne, is unanimously authorised by his colleagues. "He was a really critical boy at work, very form, impeccable. He was virtually a brother, we misplaced a brother ", testifies Denis Lambert, now retired, and who labored for Philippe for thirty years on the Chronoplus community.
Whereas Philippe Monguillot is in a state of mind dying, his relations now not have any illusions in regards to the consequence that awaits him. "It's not my father who breathes, it's the machine. We all know it's over, " told the newspaper South West one in every of his three daughters, Marie, 18 years outdated.
The 4 suspects indicted
Tuesday night, the Bayonne public prosecutor, Marc Mariée, reconstructed the course of the evening Sunday. Round 7:15 p.m., on the Bayonne practice station cease, "three people, together with one with a canine, received into the Tram’Bus 810 within the course of Biarritz. On the Balichon cease, they have been joined by a fourth particular person. The driving force would have gone to the latter to verify his ticket. It was on this event that he requested the 4 individuals to place their masks on their faces. He was then allegedly subjected to insults and a stampede. He was pushed outdoors the automobile. Two of the 4 people then severely kicked and punched him within the higher physique, significantly at head degree, inflicting him critical accidents. The sufferer was left unconscious on the sidewalk.
Contacted this Wednesday morning by 20 minutes, the prosecutor stated that the 4 suspects have been charged, together with two for "tried murder", and positioned in detention.
Philippe Monguillot needed to retire in lower than a yr
Initially from the northern districts of Bayonne, an incredible sportsman, Philippe Monguillot has labored for thirty-two years as a driver for the Chronoplus transport community, which serves the agglomeration of Bayonne, Anglet and Biarritz, the "BAB. He was as a consequence of retire in lower than a yr.
"Annually, he organized a meal with the workers, there have been 200 of us, he known as everybody," says Jean-Pierre Martin, one other retired bus driver, who additionally rubbed shoulders with Philippe Monguillot throughout thirty years. He was a very nice man, we don't notice but. "
"He was somebody who had convictions, guidelines in life, particularly politeness," continues Denis Lambert, and that night, he wished to make them revered. He wasn’t afraid, he was powerful. "The pensioner additionally remembers" that Philippe was typically seen on TV at one time, as a result of there have been building issues within the wood homes of the neighborhood the place he lived, and he had been delegated for the subdivision , to denounce poor workmanship. He preferred the correct issues. "
"We have been calm and privileged however we really feel increasingly aggressiveness"
Bus drivers, who’ve been exercising their proper of withdrawal since Monday morning, unanimously denounce the rising insecurity inside the Chronoplus community. "There had already been an assault final week, through the evening in Biarritz," factors out Laurent Weber, the CGT union consultant.
“In our area, we have been quiet and privileged. It’s a small village with us. However for 6-7 months, we now have been feeling extra aggressiveness in individuals, "added the commerce unionist.
Others denounce a local weather that has been deteriorating for an extended time already. "I virtually received stabbed 5 years in the past," remembers Denis Lambert. I put this man off the bus as a result of he was smoking inside, he insisted and he got here again up, I ended up taking place and that's when he took out the knife and he wished to stab me. I dodged. What occurred with Philippe isn’t an remoted act, it occurs, however usually we handle to settle this straight with the shopper, and it doesn’t occur. "
Tram’Bus, a thorn within the facet for security?
Jean-Pierre Martin explains for his half that “the transport community with us operates at two speeds. There may be winter velocity, with the locals, and summer season velocity, and it's now not the identical clientele. There are little bands popping out from in all places, and it's getting extra harmful. I typically let myself pee in order to not have any issues … "
“I’ve been a driver for 18 years, I discover like everybody that the incivility is growing, confirms a bus driver, Jean-Philippe Gauthier. After which, for the reason that arrival of the Tram’bus, it’s not the identical job. Put into service in September 2019, these 18-meter lengthy, ultra-modern buses are supposed to mix some great benefits of the tram, on a bus route between Biarritz and Bayonne.
"The issue is that earlier than, clients have been going up from the entrance," says Jean-Philippe Gauthier, "with these trams they go up by way of the 4 again doorways. This course of would facilitate fraud. "For this reason I might be in favor of an actual separation of the motive force from the passengers: since there isn’t a longer any contact with clients, and no extra gross sales are made. tickets, as a lot to do as in an actual tram. Right here, we wished to make an enormous transport community, however with the technique of a small community. "
"Individuals are afraid to go to work, they’ve a ball of their stomachs"
Visiting the Keolis bus depot, the community operator, on Tuesday night, the Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari defined, nevertheless, that every one the workers weren’t essentially on the identical wavelength, some nonetheless wanting favor contact with clients.
"The agglomeration wished to arrange these tram’bus in a short time, but it surely didn’t put the safety means which go along with it", denounces for his half Laurent Weber. Two cell safety brokers ought to shortly are available in to assist crisscross the community morning and night. A progress nonetheless inadequate based on the CGT, which awaits new proposals.
Within the meantime, the drivers haven’t any plans to return to work but. This Wednesday, they start their third day of proper of withdrawal, and can take part at 7:30 p.m. in a white march for Philippe. "Individuals are afraid to go to work, they’ve a lump of their stomachs, and a few will cease," warns Laurent Weber.
In tribute to the community driver @Chronoplus_Info savagely attacked Sunday July 5 in Bayonne and in solidarity together with his household, the TBM community autos will mark a 1-minute cease at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday, July eight.
TBM invitations its vacationers to watch 1 minute of silence. pic.twitter.com/Mo6gfSn6a4
– InfoTBM (@info_tbm) July 8, 2020
On the identical time, all city transport in France ought to cease for a minute at 7:30 p.m., as on the Bordeaux Métropole community, in reminiscence of the motive force of Bayonne.
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