The city of Montrouge, south of Paris, has paid tribute today to its municipal police Clarissa Jean-Philippe. She was killed two years ago by Amédy Coulibaly during the attacks jihadists January 2015.
“It is no doubt because she was wearing a uniform,” as the police officer of 26 years, native of Martinique, “has been the target of a terrorist attack on January 8, 2015, said mayor Stephen Lengereau (IDU) in the preamble to this short ceremony. “Through Clarissa Jean-Philippe, our public order, the order of our Republic, have been targeted and have been achieved”.
The municipal official has also paid tribute to two colleagues of the victim present on the day: a “seriously wounded by the terrorist” other “who has disarmed and that has forced them to flee”.
wreaths were then placed at the foot of a plaque to the memory of the police, before a ringing tone to the dead, a minute of silence and a Marseillaise, under the eyes of his family, his former colleagues, the minister of the Interior Bruno Le Roux, the minister of overseas Ericka Bareigts and the secretary of State in charge of assistance to victims, Juliette Méadel.
also in attendance Were the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, Joël Mergui, president of the jewish central Consistory of France, and many elected officials. The family of Clarissa Jean-Philippe was then gathered in front of a memorial improvised a few meters away, where is in particular installed a portrait of the police made by the artist C215.
On January 8, 2015, the day after the attack against Charlie Hebdo was perpetrated by the brothers Kouachi, who killed 12 people, the municipal police, called on a mundane traffic accident had been killed by the jihadist Amédy Coulibaly in the middle of the street. The investigators wonder whether it was not originally a jewish school nearby.
On January 9, he executed four men during a hostage situation in a grocery store, jewish Paris, the Hyper Hide, before being shot dead in the assault of the Raid. A ceremony of homage and reverence held by the Lira will take place today at the end of the day in front of the Hyper Hide.
short and simple tributes, with deposits of wreaths and minutes of silence were held Thursday in Paris in memory of the victims of these attacks.