"Filmed Proof", the Parisien newspaper wrote in its front-page headline on Monday after the video went viral in a Twitter post on Saturday. So far they have not found him. "It is a fundamental question of liberty", said Marlène Schiappa, France's gender equality minister, speaking of France's BFM Television.
The mayor of Paris also commended the student's stance.
LaGuerre, 22, was heading home on the evening of July 24th. She said he was "enraged" as he flung an ashtray at her, which just missed her head. Other customers exchange words with the men before he walks away.
This is not the first time tempers have flared recently.
So she said, "shut up". A man groped Emelia Holden while she was working as a waitress in a restaurant in Georgia, USA. A moment later, he walked over to her. It was at that point that he allegedly slapped her, hitting her so hard that she fell back into the partition separating the cafe tables form the sidewalk.
"I know he's going to hit me".
In an interview with Franceinfo, Laguerre said that she was "traumatized" by what had happened to her. "I didn't think he'd hear, but he did", she said, BBC has reported. All women have gone through harassment. "We can never talk about too much".
As of this writing, police have not made any arrests in this assault.
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But that was not the end of it as the CCTV footage from a nearby café shows, with the man walking towards the woman, pointing his arm at her in an aggressive manner.
When the attack first occurred, people in the cafe looked stunned. In response, she yelled "shut your mouth" in French to rebuke the man's insults. The attacker was risky.
Prosecutors in Paris have confirmed they are looking into the attack. Moments later, a surveillance video shows the man striking Laguerre in the face, forcing her to lose her balance momentarily.
Laguerre filed a complaint with police and later posted the video, writing that "we must no longer keep quiet".
"This kind of sh*t really pisses me off as a respectful man", a male commenter added. But with growing awareness about the issue, there have been many incidents where woman have called out their harasser.
It wasn't the first time she got catcalled that day, and she was exhausted of it, so she told him to shut up, she wrote. She sponsored legislation, passed by France's National Assembly in May, that imposes fines for sexual harassment on the street or on public transportation.
The same law would require girls to be at least 15 years old before they can legally consent to sex.