On May 26, an immigrant from Mali has been dubbed ‘Spiderman’ for scaling several storeys outside a building in order to save a child whose was dangling four storeys above the ground from an apartment balcony in Paris.
His act of bravery and heroism has eventually earned him a citizenship, granted by the French President Emmanuel Macron.
The 22-year-old man’s name is Mamoudou Gassama, acted immediately after he saw the child in danger. He climbed the apartment wall, pulling himself up balcony to balcony until he reached the fourth story where the child was hanging on for dear life. He then hauled the four-year-old to safety all by himself.
Gassama arrived in France a few months prior to this video because he dreamed of procuring a better life for himself in the country
He said “I just climbed up and thank God, God helped me. The more I climbed the more I had the courage to climb up higher, that’s it”
“Luckily, there was someone who was physically fit and who had the courage to go and get the child” said a spokesperson with regards to the incident.
His act of bravery and heroism has earned him a citizenship, granted by the French President Emmanuel Macron.
After this heroic incident, the French government has now come in for sharp criticism for its apparent double standards. Some high profile politicians questioned: Does a person really have to do something so extraordinary to stand a chance of becoming a citizen?
“I don’t think that ‘migrants’ should have to behave like superheroes before they are treated like human beings,” British MP David Lammy tweeted.
Mamoudou Gassama was hailed as ‘hero’ and ‘spider-man’ after saving the 4 years old child
It was later reported that father of kid saved By Mamadou Gassama was ‘Playing Pokemon Go’ while his son dangled from balcony. Reports say he could face up to two years in jail for failing to care for a child under French Law.
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