After four nights of violence, calm has returned in the past few hours in Dijon, france. The clashes occurred after the arrival in the city of the dukes of many members of the chechen community who explained “seek revenge following the assault of one of their own”.
On Wednesday morning, the father of the first victim spoke in front of cameras BFM TV. He explained that his son was allegedly attacked last Wednesday after receiving a call for help from a friend. “During the night, around 1am, he received a call from his friend, an Albanian. He asked him to come and accompany her to the hospital. Two cars arrived and people with weapons. My son has been beaten with the butt on the head, he was beaten, he was kicked, especially on the face. And someone has put a gun in the mouth,” says Zelimkhan, 49 years old, installed in Dijon, france since 2014.
“I would like everyone to be calm”
The opportunity especially for the man to launch an appeal for calm. “I am against any violence. I am for justice. I’d like everyone to be quiet. It comes up to pressure but we need to stop all this.”
Always with BFM TV, Zelimkhan was feared now the reprisal against her son and his family after the incidents of the weekend.