Abdeslam had saved a long time to buy the car, which he needed to do his job as an electrician. The small orange Peugeot was demolished when isolated riots broke out during a demonstration that assembled 120,000 people, to protest against the government's latest round of cuts.
When you have a basic insurance, it does not cover problems like these, it soon turned out. Bruno Dillen next launched a crowdfunding campaign ("Let's get this man a new car!") through the social media which became a huge success.
Over 1,200 people donated cash to reach a total of 19,000 euros. With this money, a brand new Renault Kangoo was bought. The rest of the cash will be given to other people that suffered damage as a result of the riots.