An investigation was opened on Monday (May 31) in Val-d’Oise, the day after a delivery man was attacked in front of a restaurant in Cergy-Pontoise, and racist threats and insults, police said. of the department. According to the first elements of the investigation, a black delivery man from Uber Eats was assaulted Sunday evening while recovering an order, describes a police source. He was taken care of by firefighters and exhibited “Several plagues”. He filed a complaint, according to the same source.
In addition, a woman who witnessed the altercation filmed the suspect from her window, who then took her to task and uttered racist insults. The local resident also lodged a complaint, said the Cergy-Pontoise police station in charge of the investigation, while the Pontoise public prosecutor’s office announced that “Identifications [étaient] In progress “.
Support rally in Cergy
At the call of the collective of the Anti-Integrophobia Brigade, nearly 150 people gathered on Monday afternoon in front of the Brasco, the restaurant where the attack took place, according to a police source. “We are just as shocked as you and strongly condemn this kind of comment which goes against the philosophy of our restaurant”, wrote the establishment in a post on Facebook.
After the broadcast of several videos calling for the assailant to be found, the police asked to “Do not relay hateful testimonies and let the investigation unfold”.