Hundreds march against violence after double murder in France
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
People pay homage in front of the coffins of the French mountain guides Ludovic Challeat and Fabrice Priez, and the portrait of their colleague Remy Lecluse during a memorial ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of the last week avalanche on Nepal's Manaslu mountain. AFP photoHundreds of people marched in the eastern French city of Grenoble yesterday to commemorate two 21-year-olds who were brutally beaten to death by a group of youths on Sept. 28, French daily Le Figaro has reported.
Demonstrators convened for peace, holding placards saying "No to violence, no to barbarism” in honor of the pair, who have been identified only as Kevin and Sofiane.
A commemoration was first organized for the two young victims in the Maurice-Thorez Park where they were killed.
"This is a disaster that I have experienced; losing my child is the worst pain. We are all suffering but it will fade if the justice of our country works," said the mother of Kevin, Aurélie Monkam-Nubissi.
An imam recited prayers for the two deceased, who were practicing Muslims, while the father of Sofiane, Mohamed Tadbirt, called for a moment of silence in honor of the two young victims killed.
The march started following the ceremony.
French police have detained 13 people in connection with the murder, but three suspects are reportedly still on the run.