France: Hundreds attend funeral of bus driver killed over face masks in Bayonne

Hundreds attended the funeral of Philippe Monguillot, a bus driver who died on July 10 from wounds sustained in an attack in a dispute over the use of face masks in public transport. Coworkers, family and others came to pay their tribute to the late 59-year-old in Bayonne, on Monday. French Minister Delegate in charge of Citizenship Marlene Schiappa and Mayor of Bayonne Jean-Rene Etchegaray were also present. Monguillot's widow, Veronique, said «never again» about the tragic events and added that ''justice has to hear us and respect must be installed in this country.» One of the late bus driver's colleagues, said «we are all shocked by this story, these are things that should not happen.» Monguillot was left brain dead after being attacked on his bus when he reportedly asked four passengers to wear face masks. The 59-year-old bus driver died on July 10, after his family decided to turn his life support off. According to local authorities, the two men have since been arrested and charged for attempted murder.

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