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Hundreds of people are protesting in Paris to demand justice for the death of a young black man by the police in 2016

June 2, 2020

Hundreds of people took to the streets this Tuesday in Paris, the capital of France, to demand justice for the death of Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man, in 2016 when he was in police custody.

Despite the ban on the coronavirus pandemic, a crowd has gathered in front of the courts near Porte de Clichy station, according to the Le Figaro newspaper.

At one point on the March organized by the Truth for Adama Committee, her older sister Assa Traoré spoke to the crowd. “My brother died on his birthday. He put on his shirt, took his bike and went on a ride. But a black man can’t go cycling in France,” he complained before accusing the French judiciary. from “Covering up the agents who killed your brother.” “Justice for Adama,” cried the audience

Hundreds of people are protesting in Paris to demand justice for the death of a young black man by the police in 2016Hundreds of people are protesting in Paris to demand justice for the death of a young black man by the police in 2016

Shortly before the demonstration began, the Paris police had insisted that the march not be approved. “Because of the state of emergency, it is forbidden to gather so many people,” the police prefecture said in a statement.