Bus driver beaten to death after asking passengers to wear masks: “It’s barbaric”


The wife of a French bus driver who was beaten to death after asking four passengers to wear masks in his vehicle called on Saturday for “exemplary punishment” for his killers.The assault on Philippe Monguillot scandalized France. President Emmanuel Macron sent the Interior Minister on Saturday to meet the driver’s widow after her death was announced on Friday. He had been hospitalized in critical condition after the July 5 attack.

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This archive photo from July 8, 2020 shows Véronique Monguillot, wife of Philippe Monguillot, a bus driver who was attacked in Bayonne, taking a photo of herself with her husband, during a protest march in Bayonne, in the southwest of France. Bob Edme / AP

Véronique Monguillot said that she had declared to the minister, Gerald Darmanin, that she and their three daughters had been “destroyed” by the attack on her husband at a bus stop in Bayonne, in the southwest of France.


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