Clément Méric, an 18-year-old progressive activist, was reportedly assaulted by a group of three skinheads in Paris on Wednesday night, leaving him brain dead:
The interior minister, Manuel Valls, said a fight broke out on Wednesday evening between two groups of young people near the St. Lazare train station.
Blood can be seen on the pavement at the scene of the fight:
One anonymous witness told AFP she was leaving work when she saw the fight:
Lots of people were running in every direction and as the young people with shaved heads looked like they were leaving, they came back and suddenly a punch was thrown and the young man fell against the bollard. Afterwards, I looked after the victim who had blood flowing from his ear and nose.