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Damien Guerot, French hero of Sydney: the video of his intervention against the attacker

On Saturday, a knife attack left six dead à Sydney. Frenchman Damien Guerot intervened; with a pole to try to stop the attacker.

On Saturday, a stabbing attack at a Sydney shopping center took place. life &agrav; six people, five women and a security agent. The toll could have increased without the intervention of Damien Guerot. The construction company worker was going to the gym with a friend on the day of the attack. He was é nicknamed "the man at the post" since he faced à the assailant on an escalator with a queue guide pole in an attempt to push him back.

An act of bravery accomplished with a compatriot, Silas Despreaux. "We triedé to catch him, but he was coming down the stairs… so we followed him from the top, to try to throw the pole at him, but we didn't succeed. ;, toldé Damien Guerot à Channel 7 News. They then grabbed chairs to track down the attacker. Images of his intervention went around the Internet.

Damien Guerot rewarded

In addition, Damien Guerot saw his current visa expire. in a month. This is why a petition calling for this is necessary. the granting of citizenship Australian to the French for her courage: she received more than 1,600 signatures in less than two days. This Tuesday, April 16, according to BFMTV, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that Damien Guerot will be offered citizenshipé Australian: "I tell  Damien Guerot, who takes care of his visa applications, that he is welcome here and that he can stay as long as he wants. 

"He's someone we would happily welcome as an Australian citizen, even though it would of course be a loss for France . We thank him for his extraordinary bravery,” he added. According to the Prime Minister, the Frenchman prevented this from happening. the attacker to go up an additional floor and potentially commit further carnage.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116