A bus driver in France was declared brain dead Monday after being attacked for refusing to let aboard passengers without face masks in line with rules imposed to combat the coronavirus.
A police source in Bayonne, near the ritzy Atlantic resort of Biarritz in southwestern France, said five people were now in custody over the incident on Sunday evening.
The source said the driver, in his fifties, tried to prevent a man, who was not wearing a face mask, from boarding the bus with his dog.
The driver also asked four other passengers, who had already mounted the bus without masks, to get off.
Face masks are mandatory on public transport in France, where the COVID-19 outbreak …