After the murder of Thomas, who was stabbed to death during a village festival in Crépol, a village in the north of the Drôme, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, a white march will be organized on Wednesday, November 22 at 13:30 p.m. in the neighboring town of Romans-sur-Isère, announced on its Facebook page the rugby club of Romans-Péages, to which Thomas belonged.
At the initiative of Thomas' family, the white march "will start from the Dauphiné high school in Romans at 13:30 p.m. and will end with a moment of reflection at the Albert Donnadieu stadium," the club said. He added: "This gathering is intended to be apolitical out of respect for the family," while the tragedy has provoked many political reactions, especially on the right.
On Saturday evening in Crépol, while a "winter ball" bringing together 350 people was being organised, "a group of individuals from outside" this town of 532 inhabitants had tried to enter the village hall, according to the public prosecutor of Valencia Laurent de Caigny.
A "general brawl" ensued after they were barred from entering the hall. Thomas, 16, died from a stab wound and two other young men were hospitalized with serious injuries. In total, rescuers counted 17 victims aged between 16 and 65, the majority of them men. At this stage, there have been no arrests.