"I had the pressure, I was stressed. I am sorry, "said Francesco C. at the bar of the criminal court of La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). This 33-year-old traveler was tried on Monday for aggravated violence after assaulting Jean-Luc Algay, the mayor of L'Houmeau, on August 19. This elected official had intervened that day while a group of fourteen caravans tried to invest the football field of the village. The tone was quickly raised before Francesco C. surrounded Jean-Luc Algay by surprise and threw him to the ground. "I had my breath cut off, I could not walk," said the 59-year-old mayor who was prescribed six days of ITT (total incapacity for work) for his two broken ribs.
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