In Amiens, a 15-year-old high school student sued for homophobic tags discovered on a bar

A 15-year-old high school student will appear in juvenile court after admitting to being the author of homophobic tags in Amiens on the night of Saturday to Sunday, said the prosecutor of the Republic of Amiens this Thursday, November 25.

These tags had been made on the front of a bar, on the premises of France Bleu Picardie as well as on a public building in the city center. “A world to purify = queers to burn”, could we read inscribed in red on the facade of this building, on a photo published on Facebook by the association for the fight against homophobia « Flash our True Colors », which indicates to be domiciled at this address.

After the opening of an investigation, a 15-year-old teenager was identified and arrested Wednesday by the police and taken into custody, the prosecution said in a statement. Unknown to the police and with a clean criminal record, he admitted all of the facts during the hearings.

Groups “claiming their homophobia”

A search of his parents’ home found his phone and several computers “The evidence of repeated communications via social networks with groups of individuals claiming their homophobia and calling for hatred or the commission of violent acts”, specifies the press release.

“This is what happens when we defend inclusion and tolerance” had lamented the manager of the bar Le Red and White on his Facebook page, along with a photo of its storefront on which the tags appear.

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The manager told AFP that he was facing this type of registration for the first time.

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The high school student is prosecuted in the juvenile court for public and direct provocation to the commission of a crime or misdemeanor, as well as for serious degradation of the property of others and degradation of public property.

He is due to appear during the month of December.

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