On social networks, the extreme right seizes the affair, making Thomas, 23, a symbol of the ravages of an alleged "anti-white racism". "It's big no matter what is happening, denounces his father, Philippe. It is not a question of black or white. I see parallels with Adama Traoré… We must stop! I do not want political recovery on the subject. "
The young man had been stabbed in Sarcelles (Val-d'Oise) on the night of May 9 to 10 when he was celebrating the end of his work contract with friends, by a forties, recently released from prison. He died on June 11 at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris (13th century). His parents claim their anger while the assailant, a repeat offender, was known for "aggravated violence", according to the family.
MESSAGE FROM THE THOMAS FAMILY:
The media is the best way to be heard, but don't mix it up! #JusticePourThomas pic.twitter.com/KlOAMlfDG9
"Thomas was open, without regard to skin color or religion"
In a tweet published by Thomas' cousin and relayed thousands of times, the family said they did not want "a debate around anti-white racism" or "be assimilated to a political party". "If you had known him, you would know that Thomas was not an extremist. Thomas was open and passionate about the world, without regard to skin color or religion, ”she writes.
Philippe regrets the "too large proportions" that the case takes. “Nationalist networks pollute our remarks by exaggerating things. We must not speak of this case as a case of racism, it is irrelevant. But from a drift in our society where dangerous individuals can wander with impunity, ”says the father.
His father denounces "lax justice"
Employed by an insurance company in the village district, in Sarcelles, he focused his speech on a “laxity of justice”. "We leave thugs without faith or law to act, to disturb people who want a quiet life, to have social peace," he argues. No one controls anything anymore. The law of the strongest has taken hold, notably in Sarcelles. "
Faced with the media outburst that "surpasses", the father pondered the postponement of a white march which he called for. "I don't know if organizing it now would be very wise," blows Philippe. I will maintain the plan of a march, but I think we will wait until the soufflé falls a little. "