“To be 15 years old at Bondy is to launch into life with generosity and will.
Aymane was all of these at the same time.
We will not accept that for a teenage story, a young man could lose his life in Bondy, ”insisted Stephen Hervé, the mayor (LR) of this city of Seine-Saint-Denis.
Then, between sadness and anger, the procession set off in silence.
This Wednesday, the mobilization of Bondynois was commensurate with the trauma caused by the tragic death of Aymane Kaïd, a 15-year-old, shot in the chest last Friday in Bondy.
Even if the inhabitants are still in a state of astonishment, as the mayor notes, they responded massively to the white march.
The streets were crowded with people.
Between 1000 and 1500 people according to the municipal police officers: elected officials - the entire Bondy municipal council had come - boxing or neighborhood friends, anonymous people.
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The procession started in front of the Nelson-Mandela neighborhood house, where Aymane believed to be safe from these attackers.
The shooter reached it by engaging the barrel of his gun through the slot in the letterbox.
The alleged perpetrators, aged 27 and 17, were charged with murder and taken into custody.
Brandies at the head of the procession, the banners express the feeling of everyone here: "Stop violence", "Save our youth, the angry Bondynois".
"He's not my son but he is all the same"
Many women and mothers have joined these slogans.
Nadia, mother of two boys, identifies with Aymane's story: “He's not my son but he is all the same, he's everyone's son.
We are all afraid for our children.
Even when you raise them well, that is not enough to protect them.
Bondy, March 3.
The march for Aymane brought together more than a thousand people.
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Adolescents who met at the start of the procession and who wear a “For Aymane” t-shirt do not say anything else.
" It makes no sense.
It could have happened to us, ”slip Elias and Wafie, 16 years old.
They explain that they engage in street fights "where you bet 50 euros on someone's head".
They assure that this is what happened to Aymane.
He won and his opponent wanted revenge.
Teenagers or adults, we all feel helpless.
"If our children can no longer be safe when they play sports, if we have to chaperone them as we would with 6 year olds, it is no longer possible", protested Najet, 64 years old. .
Her children are grown up now and she has the impression that “in the years 1970-1980, it was not like that.
Today there is too much violence for a glance, for jealousy.
"I hope they will take life"
Nacera, 46, wonders: “Where are we here?
Aymane was her son's boyfriend.
“He's still a 15-year-old child.
It's more than savagery.
"Looking a little lost, Djamel is all the more touched as Aymane was in the same boxing club as his younger brother, Chris' Fight Bondy:" He is sad and downcast.
He was his best friend, he's going to have to grow up with that.
Some let go and demand the death penalty.
Others, like Djamel, hope "that they will take life."
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In the procession, Eric Coquerel, LFI deputy for Seine-Saint-Denis, warns: “We must avoid systematization when we talk about the youth of working-class neighborhoods.
The violence is not greater, but different weapons are used and, since the confinement, tensions have increased.
"This is also what Christophe Hamza, Aymane's coach, notes:" The health crisis has a lot of impact on young people.
It destabilizes them.
The rooms are closed and the kids are going around in circles.
He also remembers that Friday at 5 pm, the time Aymane was killed, he should have been in training.
But the room was closed.