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World Tens of thousands demonstrate in Paris against racism and police violence

08:25  03 june  2020
08:25  03 june  2020 Source:   dw.com

Demonstration for Adama: eight firm months for violence against the police

 Demonstration for Adama: eight firm months for violence against the police This man participated in the demonstration on Tuesday against police violence which brought together more than 20,000 people before the Paris court. © afp.com/STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN The end of this rally on Tuesday in Paris had been peppered with incidents.

Thousands of people have joined protests in France over the 2016 death of a black man in police custody, defying police The Paris police chief has rejected charges of racism against his force. Initially peaceful, the march turned violent , with stones thrown at police and tear gas fired back.

PARIS -- Riot police fired tear gas Tuesday as scattered protesters in Paris pelted them with debris and set fires during an unauthorized demonstration against He underlined that Europeans "support the right to peaceful protest, and also we condemn violence and racism of any kind, and for sure, we

Tens of thousands have demonstrated in France in several cities against racism and police violence. In Paris alone, around 20,000 people gathered in front of a courthouse - despite a demonstration ban.

Demonstranten in Paris erinnern an den Tod von Adama Traoré im Polizeigewahrsam © picture-alliance / NurPhoto / J. Gilles protesters in Paris commemorate the death of Adama Traoré in police custody

A large crowd gathered in the north of the French capital, ignoring a demonstration ban imposed due to the corona pandemic and fear of rioting. This was announced by a spokeswoman for the Paris police prefecture. According to media reports, clashes with the police occurred on the sidelines of the protest. Demonstrators threw projectiles at officials, who responded by using tear gas. Such protests were also reported from Lyon and Marseille.

Lille, Lyon, Paris, Rennes ...: thousands of people march against racism and police violence everywhere in France

 Lille, Lyon, Paris, Rennes ...: thousands of people march against racism and police violence everywhere in France Saturday at the end of the day, protests are still going on in Paris, Lille and Lyon, to denounce police violence, racism and seek justice for Adama Traoré, who died during his arrest in July 2019. Several thousand people demonstrated in several French cities on Saturday June 6 to denounce police violence, racism and demand justice for Adama Traoré , died during his arrest in July 2019 . At the beginning of the evening at 6.30 p.m., demonstrations are still in progress in Paris, Lille and Lyon

A Denver police officer was fired after he shared a photo of himself and two other officers in riot gear on Instagram on Monday with the caption “Let’s start a riot.” They spent about ten minutes inside the shrine. Since the incident on Monday, clergy members Protests Over Racism and Police Violence .

And police killings of black men and women. Jimmy Mills’s life has been upended by both. The upheaval sparked by a video capturing Mr. Floyd’s agonizing last minutes as a white police officer A protester wiped a tear from another as they demonstrated on Lake Street.Credit Victor J. Blue for

The predominantly young demonstrators shouted at the largely peaceful anti-racism rally in Paris in response to the violent death of African American George Floyd in the US slogans of the "Black Lives Matter" movement. Many also held up signs with English slogans such as "I can't breathe". They were referring to the current protests in the United States after the death of African American George Floyd in a brutal police operation.

Ein Demonstrant in Paris kritisiert am Dienstag den Rassismus als © Reuters / G. Fuentes A protester in Paris criticizes racism on Tuesday as From Traoré to Floyd

The protest in the French capital was organized by Assa Traoré, the older sister of Adama Traoré, who died in police custody. The 24-year-old died in 2016 after opposing his brother's arrest. There was no official evidence that the police were guilty of his death.

Police violence: 23,300 demonstrators in France, including 5,500 in Paris, according to the Ministry of the Interior

 Police violence: 23,300 demonstrators in France, including 5,500 in Paris, according to the Ministry of the Interior In Paris, Bordeaux or Marseille, protesters came to denounce police violence © AFP Protesters in Paris, Saturday June 6, 2020. BALANCE SHEET - In Paris, Bordeaux or Marseille, the demonstrators came to denounce police violence The rallies against police violence gathered 23,300 people in France on Saturday, including 5,500 in Paris, according to figures from the Interior Ministry.

Thousands of people took the streets of Paris , Sunday to demonstrate against police brutality and racism . Leftist activists and members of the trade unions

She said, "We are against this atmosphere of racism and because our families chose to be of many colours and differences." An official said around 200,000 were at the march with banners, flags, and drums together with more than a thousand associations.

There has been controversy in France over whether the police were responsible for Traoré's death. Last week, several doctors released the police and dismissed a family-ordered report that the young man was said to have suffocated. Another family report on Tuesday concludes that the death was related to the methods used by the police to arrest Traorés.

"This is no longer just the fight of the Traoré family, it is all of us. If we fight for George Floyd today, we fight for Adama Traoré," Assa Traoré said to the demonstrators, the "Revolt" and "The Whole World hates the police "cried.

tear gas after riots

According to police, some demonstrators blocked the ring road of the Paris motorway and set objects on fire. According to media reports, the security forces use tear gas. The police prefecture called on the demonstrators on Twitter to disperse. At the same time, police prefect Didier Lallement firmly rejected allegations of violence and racism.

Death of George Floyd: Hundreds of Cologne demonstrate against racism on Sunday

 Death of George Floyd: Hundreds of Cologne demonstrate against racism on Sunday © Swende Stratmann Hundreds of people demonstrate against racism at Cologne's Neumarkt. The wave of solidarity continues: Hundreds of people demonstrated on Sunday at Cologne's Neumarkt against racism and showed solidarity with the “Black Lives Matter” movement in the USA. The death of black George Floyd in a brutal police operation has sparked international protests. Already on Saturday around 10,000 people demonstrated at the Deutzer shipyard in Cologne.

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders have come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, after the death of George Floyd in the US. We must learn from his death and prioritise the work to eliminate systemic racism from our police and justice systems.

Several thousand demonstrators gathered on Dam square in central Amsterdam on Monday to protest at the killing of George Floyd and to show solidarity with anti police violence campaigners in the US. The demonstrators, wearing face masks and carrying cardboard placards stating ‘Black lives matter’

Demonstranten in Paris erinnern an den Tod von Adama Traoré im Polizeigewahrsam © picture-alliance / dpa / AP / D. Cole protesters in Paris commemorate the death of Adama Traoré in police custody

Home Secretary Christophe Castaner condemned the riots. Violence has no place in a democracy, Castaner wrote on Twitter. "Nothing justifies the excesses that took place in Paris tonight." He congratulated the security and emergency services on calmness. Well-known human rights lawyer Arié Alimi, on BFMTV, accused the police of provoking anger by firing tear gas at peaceful demonstrators. The Paris police had banned the demonstration, claiming the coronavirus restrictions. Accordingly, a maximum of ten people can gather.

Two further police attacks

In addition to Traoré's death, two other deaths have caused outrage in France since the beginning of the year: President Emmanuel Macron had only asked for consequences in January after a 42-year-old delivery driver had suffocated after a police check at the Paris Eiffel Tower. The policemen knocked the father on the stomach, causing his larynx to break.

In the southern French city of Béziers, a 33-year-old died in April after driving to a police station. He was also fixed face down. The human rights organization Amnesty International has been calling for the French police to ban such "deadly" methods for years. Even during the "yellow vest" protests, there were massive complaints about police violence, the legal consequences of which were very rare.

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