In Crépol, was Thomas "killed because he was white", as posters pasted by identitarian activists in Paris or Lyon proclaim? The public prosecutor's office in Valencia has so far ruled out this hypothesis.
In a press release published on 25 November, the public prosecutor Laurent de Caigny wrote: "at this stage of the proceedings, while the motives and motivations of the attackers are not clearly established, the evidence collected is neither sufficient nor legally decisive" to hold that the acts were committed "on the basis of membership or non-belonging, real or supposed, to an alleged race, ethnicity, nation or religion' of the victims", as defined in Article 132-76 of the Criminal Code.
However, a few paragraphs earlier, in the summary of the first elements of the investigation, we read that during the altercation in which Thomas was killed with a knife "shouts and insults were heard: 9 witnesses...
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