French Bus Driver Beaten To Death, All He Asked Passengers Was To Wear Masks
A French bus driver was beaten by passengers, leaving him brain dead, when he asked them to wear face masks due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
His family later said that he has died.
His death sparked tributes from political leaders who condemned his "cowardly" attackers.
Philippe Monguillot, 59, was left brain dead by the attack in the southwestern town of Bayonne last weekend and died in hospital on Friday, his daughter Marie said, after his family decided to switch off his life-support system.
"We decided to let him go. The doctors were in favour and we were as well," she told AFP
Two men have been charged with attempted murder over the attack and prosecutor Jerome Bourrier told AFP that he would ask for the charges to be upgraded following Monguillot's death.