Former Minister of Culture Jack Lang, founder of the Fête de la Musique in 1982, announced on Monday June 20 his wish to dedicate the 40e edition of the event, which is held this Tuesday, to Steve Maia Caniço, who died during a police operation in Nantes in 2019.
“I wish to pay tribute to Steve Maia Caniço, drowned in the Loire on June 21, 2019 following an intervention by the police, by dedicating the 40e Music Festival “he wrote on Twitter. “Steve, symbol of joy, sharing, union, you will forever remain in our hearts. »
A tribute scheduled for Tuesday
Steve Maia Caniço was attending an electro party in Nantes on June 21, 2019 when a controversial police charge dispersed the attendees. The young man then fell into the river before drowning. The body of this 24-year-old extracurricular animator was found on July 29, 2019.
Steve Maia Caniço case: the mobile phone that charges the police
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The investigation opened against X for ” manslaughter ” has been completed since last March. The police commissioner in charge of the intervention and the prefect in office at the time were indicted for ” manslaughter “.
A rally in tribute to Steve Maia Caniço is planned from 6 p.m. this Tuesday from Quai Wilson in Nantes, where the police charge took place, reports France Blue.