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"Young people are desensitized": in Bondy, residents frightened by the escalation of violence


REPORT - In Seine-Saint-Denis, a teenage rivalry degenerated, leading to the murder of Aymen, 15. Residents, supervisors and specialists are seeing the rise of hyperviolence among many young people.

Silence reigns this Saturday afternoon in the rue Louis Auguste Blanqui, in Bondy, in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Residents gathered in front of the Nelson Mandela space to meditate and pay tribute to Aymen, 15, shot dead on Friday February 26 while inside the neighborhood house.

White roses now adorn the building railings as well as “

Bondy is in mourning



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Parents who come to accompany their children are wondering.

How could a simple argument degenerate to such an extent?

How could such a drama have been formed around two young people registered in the same boxing club?

We are shocked: this escalation of violence is not due to money or drugs, it was born out of a small remonstrance.

We are all the more worried that this happened in a secure place where we drop off our children.

We are afraid, we have the impression that young people are totally desensitized,

”indignant a father.

"It's the war of the buttons version 2021"

It all happened very quickly.

A boy that Aymen was boxing with was fed up with being beaten by Aymen.

After a fight he said he was going to call his brother.

His brother came armed with a friend.

He looked through the hole in the letterbox and aimed at Aymen in the abdomen, under his father's eyes

, ”

a mother of a family who witnessed the drama told

Le Figaro


They had been arguing for a year.

This young man had already hit the victim with a baton.

He always came to attack him, he wanted to measure himself against him.

They fought again, the animators intervened.

The father arrived and they also hit him with iron bars.

Then they came back with a weapon,

”reports a local resident who came to accompany his son in front of the Nelson Mandela space.

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Schooled at Henri Sellier college in Bondy, Aymen was "

promised a bright future

", say his boxing comrades who came to lay flowers in front of the gate.

It was a good one.

He won the Île-de-France boxing championship

, ”says one of them.


He supported me in all my tournaments, he was my mentor,

" retorts another, swallowing back tears.

"Yesterday ... We all lost a child" Le Figaro / MA

Founded by Hakim Kadri, member of the Bondy Autrement association, the Nelson Mandela space was nevertheless intended to “

teach young people how to live together better



I believed in school, in education, I wanted to get these young people out of the city,

" recalls Hakim Kadri.

Today, there are no longer simple fights, we are in a society of elimination.

It's the war of the buttons version 2021

”, he laments to the



"Humiliation process"


His attacker felt humiliated, because Aymen always won

," launches a young college student, close to the victim, into the crowd.

Hakim Kadri is well aware of this feeling, which he says he tried to fight when he was a host: “

Sometimes the kids come to blows, but now they come to arms!

Because they refuse to be defeated, because they perceive it as a humiliation.

There is an unhealthy sort of virility in all of this,

”he breathes.

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For the child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Maurice Berger, humiliation would indeed be one of the causes of this gratuitous violence of young people. "

It is about a mode of relation specific to certain cultures very marked by the culture of honor, where it is established that either one is humiliated, or one humiliates the other

", explains the psychoanalyst, author of the 'book

"On gratuitous violence in France. Adolescents, hyperviolent people, testimonies and analyzes ”

. “

Before, when it came to blows, we would send the other to the ground, period. Now we go all the way, we hit him, and sometimes we kill him. This is the main change that has taken place within the youth in our society: the fight today aims to completely eliminate the other,

”continues the specialist, stressing that a second cause could promote violence among young people. , the "

clan functioning of families

". "

It's a great classic: when there is a problem, we bring together the family group and, when the members of the clan arrive, they do not ask who is right or who is wrong, they will directly strike the one who is designated. like the one who humiliated. The problem with a clan functioning is that these groups no longer agree to submit to the laws of the Republic. In a clan, we only submit to the codes of the clan, and not to the rules of society

”. An operation that makes the inhabitants of Bondy fear "

an escalation of violence


Source: lefigaro

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