Incident at Marseille Station: A Moroccan Woman Mistreated by Rail Security

An incident at Marseille Saint-Charles station caused heated controversy on social networks after the broadcast of a video showing the brutal arrest of an elderly woman of Moroccan origin by SNCF security agents.


In the widely shared video, the woman is seen sitting on the ground with her hands handcuffed, surrounded by several security guards. She declares to the person filming that she is the victim of an injustice and that she has not committed any offense.

🇫🇷Observe how SNCF security agents treat our mothers❗️
It happened yesterday, at the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille

👉As a reminder, railway security officers can wear a uniform, a weapon and handcuffs on their belts, but they are not…

— Radia AYAD 🇫🇷🇩🇿 (@debunker_news) June 10, 2024

Reactions and Accusations

The broadcast of these images sparked a wave of indignation among Internet users, who described the behavior of the agents as “racist” and denounced the way in which the woman was treated. The scene was particularly shocking due to the woman’s advanced age and the context of the arrest.

أين أبناء ماما فرنسا؟
أصحاب ٱلدفاع عن حقوق ٱلمرأة!
أم أن حقوق ٱلمرأة خاص بحرية ٱلتعري وحرية سب ٱلدين..

— AM 🇳🇱 (@AissaAlbarbari) June 10, 2024

Comparisons with Foreign Methods

Some Internet users compared the methods of French security agents to those of the Israeli army. “Are they inspired by the methods of the Israeli army? » commented a user, criticizing the practices of the security forces.

هذا تباشير وصول اليمين المتطرف ونجاحه في الانتخابات..!!

— BRINI HASSAN (@brini_hass) June 11, 2024

Calls for Explanations

Many social media users demanded an explanation of the reasons for this arrest, insisting on the need for an objective and transparent investigation. They called for avoiding emotional judgments and focusing on facts.

Continuation of the Incident

The woman was released after the young man who filmed the scene insisted that the footage be handed over to the competent authorities. However, the precise details of the incident and the reasons for the arrest remain unclear.

This incident reignited the debate on the practices of security forces in France and the need to guarantee respect for human rights. The relevant authorities have yet to comment on the incident, but public pressure for a thorough investigation continues to grow.

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