Malian spiderman becomes a French citizen

Malian spiderman becomes a French citizen

Malian spiderman becomes a French citizen

Written by Keshala Dias

29 May, 2018 | 12:17 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron felicitated a young Malian migrant who saved a 4-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor Paris balcony, saying his act of bravery opened the door to French citizenship.

President Macron announced that Mamoudou Gassama, an undocumented migrant, would become a “naturalised French” national and join the fire service, the AFP news agency reported.

France has been mesmerised by video footage of Gassama’s exploits, which has been viewed millions of times on social media and turned him into an overnight celebrity with the nickname “Spider-Man”.

Footage shows a crowd cheering on Gassama from the street as he pulls himself from balcony to balcony with his bare hands.

 

Visual courtesy: Al Jazeera English


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