Murder of Matisse: Between “3,000 and 10,000” people expected at the white march which takes place this Saturday in Châteauroux

A very strong mobilization is expected this Saturday, May 4 for the white march organized this afternoon in Châteauroux in memory of Matisse. The family of this 15-year-old boy killed on April 27 by another teenager of the same age requested that this march take place “in a calm and united spirit”, reminds 20 Minutes, following a secure route. The family wanted to make it known that they refused any political recovery of the death of their son.

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The procession will set off around 3:30 p.m. through the streets of the city center but the route has not been revealed in advance for security reasons. The prefect of Indre Thibault Lanxade indicated that the route would pass “probably in front of Matisse’s father’s restaurant, with a stroll through the city. The authorities expect to “3,000 to 10,000 people” and police reinforcements will be deployed, including a CRS company in addition to the department’s gendarmes and police officers.

Controls will also be reinforced around Châteauroux where far-right activists are reported, indicate our colleagues. On Friday, masked nationalist activists displayed banners in front of Châteauroux town hall, chanting anti-immigration slogans.

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Many traders responded to the slogan launched by Matisse’s father and displayed a photo of an otter in homage to the affectionate nickname given to his son.

The young Matisse succumbed to his injuries, including a wound to the heart after “a brawl involving two minors” Saturday April 27 at the end of the afternoon at Chateauroux. A 15-year-old teenager, of Afghan nationality and legally present on French soil, was indicted for “murder” and placed in pre-trial detention, while his mother, aged 37, was indicted for ” intentional violence” on “vulnerable person”.



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