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Death of Adama Traoré: 10 photos of a massive demonstration, punctuated by a few incidents

2020-06-04T04:45:58.723Z

Several tens of thousands of people mobilized against police violence on Tuesday evening north of Paris.The police prefecture's ban on the rally did not discourage the demonstrators. Tuesday evening, at least 20,000 people gathered in front of the Paris courthouse against police violence at the call of the support committee for the family of Adama Traoré, who died in 2016 after his arrest by gendarmes. Another name that often came up during the evening was that of George Floyd, a black man killed d...



The police prefecture's ban on the rally did not discourage the demonstrators. Tuesday evening, at least 20,000 people gathered in front of the Paris courthouse against police violence at the call of the support committee for the family of Adama Traoré, who died in 2016 after his arrest by gendarmes.

Another name that often came up during the evening was that of George Floyd, a black man killed during his arrest by white police in the United States and whose death has been causing a social earthquake on the other side of Atlantic.

The rally took place in peace until about 9 p.m. before incidents broke out between the police and demonstrators, shots from LBD and tear gas responding to projectile jets. Several hundred people notably blocked cars on the ring road.

1. A protester with a sign "I can't breathe", the last words spoken by George Floyd.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

2. At least 20,000 people participated in the demonstration, according to the police headquarters.

3. "No child is free until everyone is free", can we read on this sign.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

4. The slogan "Black Lives Matter" has appeared many times.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

5. In front of Assa Traore, Adama's sister, demonstrators chanted "Revolt" or "Everyone hates the police".

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

6. Gabriel is a 14 year old adolescent injured last week during his arrest in Bondy.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

7. In the streets, barricades were erected and bikes were set on fire.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

8. Small groups of breakers notably burned site equipment.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

9. After tear gas was fired, demonstrators dispersed in the surrounding streets and on the ring road.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

10. The demonstration took place on the day when a new expert report was revealed, implicating the gendarmes in the death of Adama Traoré.

LP / Philippe de Poulpiquet  

Source: leparis

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