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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 08:44 PM

Floyd case restokes anger over death of black man in France

Source: Associated Press

Thomas Adamson and Angela Charlton, Associated Press
Updated 1:50 pm CDT, Saturday, June 6, 2020

PARIS (AP) — Churning U.S. protests over the death of George Floyd have revived anger in France over police violence, systemic racism and the complicated case of Adama Traore, a black Frenchman who died in police custody in July 2016.

For Traore’s family, the Floyd protests have also revived their hopes for change.

“During the coronavirus, people had a pause in their lives. They filmed scenes of police violence and they realized they were living in a country where there is violence every day against people of color,” his sister, Assa Traore, said.

Over 20,000 people flouted a police ban and protested vociferously Tuesday in Paris to call for justice for both Traore and Floyd, and similar protests are planned around France this weekend.

“As long as police aren’t convicted, we will keep coming out in the streets,” Traore’s sister told The Associated Press.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/article/Floyd-case-restokes-anger-over-French-custody-15319139.php








Police violence: "Adama Traoré and George Floyd represent our fight"
6/6/2020, 12:09:11 PM

Despite the ban, a crowd of protesters gathered on the Champ-de-Mars, near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, late Saturday afternoon, to demand "justice for all", brandishing signs "Black Lives Matter", rallying cry of the movement in the United States.



Despite the ban, a crowd of protesters gathered on the Champ-de-Mars, near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, late Saturday afternoon, to demand "justice for all", brandishing "Black Lives Matter" signs, rallying cry of the movement in the United States.

REPORTAGE

They had planned to meet in three different rallies, in an area gridded by the police, Saturday afternoon in Paris. The Paris Prefecture of Police has banned demonstrations, based on health restrictions, but several thousand people have, as expected, braved the instructions to demonstrate against police violence, demanding "justice for all", in the wake of protest movement from the United States.

Slogans shared with the American movement
Some gathered at Place de la Concorde, near the American Embassy. Others, masked, flocked to the Champ-de-Mars, near the Eiffel Tower, at the end of the day, holding up "Black Lives Matter" signs, the rallying cry of the movement in the United States.

In the crowd, many white people carrying signs with slogans common to the American movement. "Adama Traoré and George Floyd now represent this fight, because the people who dare to close their eyes and cover their ears on this subject have decided to open them, at least a little bit," explains Byzance, interviewed by Europe 1.

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http://www.tellerreport.com/news/2020-06-06-police-violence--%22adama-traor%C3%A9-and-george-floyd-represent-our-fight%22.SkzlaTSFhL.html

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Sat Jun 6, 2020, 10:26 PM

1. Love the worldwide unity. nt

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Sun Jun 7, 2020, 12:08 AM

2. Me too!

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Sun Jun 7, 2020, 07:21 PM

3. Everywhere

The effects of this are being seen in different countries, different communities, and even different companies (like LinkedIn).

Let's pray for less pain!

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