I wrote about his death here.
While researching that column, I tried to find CCTV footage to confirm rumors I was hearing that he’d thrown the first punch.
But according to French broadcaster RTL, which has seen the footage taken by a nearby camera belonging to Paris’s RATP public transport network, Méric and his group may well have been the ones to have struck first, confirming claims by far right groups that Morillo had been attacked, and not vice-versa.
According to RTL, it was Méric and his group who waited outside the sale, and it was he who threw the first punch.
RTL also quoted witnesses saying that Méric had been the most provocative during the verbal altercation.
Although it’s news to me that leftists wear Fred Perry, too.
One day we’ll find out the Scotsboro boys were guilty.