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Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:18 AM

Bayonne: Bus driver left brain dead after being 'attacked over face masks'

Source: BBC News


A bus driver in the south-west of France has been left brain dead after reportedly being attacked by passengers who refused to wear face masks.

The driver in Bayonne had refused to allow several people - who had no tickets and were not wearing masks - to board the bus on Sunday night, a police source told AFP news agency.

The man, who is in his 50s, sustained serious head injuries after being punched.

Five people have been arrested.


Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53309424

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:23 AM

1. No words.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:27 AM

2. Insanity. We are devolving.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:27 AM

3. Crazy people all over the planet.

it isn’t just here.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:37 AM

4. It is really looking like the days of the Black Death.

People went insane and did all kinds of crazy shit.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:02 PM

6. Yes--my first thought

Not comforting. Ruins my fantasies of, "I'll go live where the smart people are."

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:47 AM

5. Not NJ but France

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 07:53 AM

17. Yeah, I was quite surprised when I read that. I thought for sure it'd be NJ.

Seems like there's a second pandemic going on and the crazy virus is spreading unchecked.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 12:17 PM

7. Kickin' with disgust!

and

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 01:44 PM

9. grrr

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 01:46 PM

10. "Regional bus services have been severely disrupted as drivers refuse to work following the incident

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 03:46 PM

11. Early in the shutdown here in Colorado, RTD (Regional Transportation District),

the bus service in the Denver metro area, shut the front door to the buses, and had people enter by the back door (for free!) precisely because it didn't want drivers to have to face down psychopaths like these clowns. Better to let them board via the back door and have the bus driver call the cops on them from a distance.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 04:31 PM

12. OMG, I thought only Trumpers were this insane.

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Are there Trumpers in France?

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 08:02 PM

13. Yes, there's too many rw extremists even in France.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 08:38 PM

14. Le Pen is about as bad.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:08 AM

16. Far right wingers everywhere are insane and dangerous

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 6, 2020, 08:47 PM

15. I hope they throw the fucking book and masks at them!

Nobody gets on our Buses on Kauai without a mask.. on the side of the bus by the door there's a sign stating NO MASK NO RIDE

And, the driver supplies an orange bandana if someone needs a mask. boom

So sorry about the Driver

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 03:58 PM

18. French bus driver dies following attack by passengers who refused to wear masks

Philippe Monguillot, 59, died in hospital on Friday, his daughter Marie told AFP. “We decided to let him go. The doctors were in favour and we were as well,” she said.
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Two men have been charged with attempted murder, two others with non-assistance to a person in danger and another with attempting to hide a suspect, the local prosecutor’s office said.

The two charged with attempted murder are aged 22 and 23. They were previously known to the police.

The Bayonne prosecutor Jerome Bourrier, who confirmed the driver had died, told AFP that he would ask for the charges to be changed to take into account his death.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/10/philippe-monguillot-french-bus-driver-dies-following-attack-passengers-refused-wear-masks

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 04:16 PM

19. Brain dead is dead.

So he was already dead, I am assuming by letting him go they agreed to remove a ventilator.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Jul 12, 2020, 01:01 AM

20. Just horrific! Thot it was NJ at first, too. "Glad" it wasn't.

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