A judicial inquiry was opened after the broadcast of a video of a man uttering racist insults against a woman in Cergy in Val-d’Oise on Sunday.
“Following the threats and insults uttered last night in Cergy, repeated on a number of social networks, we are opening a judicial inquiry to identify the perpetrator and establish the facts”,
Suite aux menaces et injures proférées hier soir à Cergy, repris sur un certain nombre de réseaux sociaux, nous ouvrons une enquête judiciaire d'initiative pour identifier l'auteur et établir les faits.— Police Nationale 95 (@PoliceNat95) May 31, 2021
This Tuesday, according to RMC information, this man, wanted by the police, was arrested, according to corroborating sources. He will now be taken into police custody and auditioned shortly.
In this video posted on social networks, we see a man in the street talking to a neighbor who films him and uttering numerous racist insults:
“You dirty black, nobody even touches you with a stick. For 800 years you have been sold like cattle. I am Algerian, we Algerians have sold you like corn”, he adds.
According to the woman who films, the man who insults him would have attacked just before a delivery man whom he would have called a “slave”. In the video, the suspect claims to work at the restaurant just downstairs. On Facebook, the establishment denied ensuring that it also wanted to file a complaint but other Internet users
Bien évidemment le Brasco de Cergy n'assume pas ....— El hombre masqué 🇸🇳 (@ma_tudis__charo) May 31, 2021
Le maire de la ville, police et les journaux ont été prévenus pic.twitter.com/AtiQk5ZV7W
On Monday, several videos shared on social networks showed a dozen people in front of the restaurant where the man filmed would work, uttering insults to hold him to account.