The movement against racism and police violence persists in France. After the death of George Floyd in the United States, the family of Adama Traoré was erected as a symbol of his death in 2016, shortly after his arrest in the Oise. After an initial demonstration on 2 June, new gatherings are held this Saturday, June 13, in the large cities of France. in The thousands of demonstrators anti-police violence gathered in Paris were blocked on Saturday afternoon by forces of the order at the point of departure, the place of the Republic, they planned to leave at 14: 30 to scroll to the Opera, have found journalists from the Agence France-Presse. "The people who want them can leave the place by all axes with the exception of the boulevard Saint-Martin and the rue du Temple ", has tweeted at 15: 30, the prefecture of police of Paris.
The @prefpolice recalls that protesters can leave the place of the #Republic for all streets with the exception of the boulevard Saint-Martin. pic.twitter.com/ak2zq8cVVs— Préfecture de Police (@prefpolice) June 13, 2020
on Friday, in a press release, the prefect of police had stated that gatherings of more than 10 people were banned, but it was announced to have requested the closure of the shops on the route of the event. "For the record, the demo is not declared and the decree of may 31, prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people," said a police source to the Agence France-Presse. Republic square, many protesters expressed their incomprehension : "It is no matter what, why the warden changes his mind like that ?" asks Samira, 24, came to Pontoise (Val-d'oise). "They want to create tension, it seems, and while it is peaceful. Me, I'm going to stay to continue singing and show, " she continued. Saying it was "odious" as to how to proceed, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has been asked since the establishment of the Republic that it " lets people move ". "It is a way to maintain in France, a climate very unhealthy when everyone is looking through ", he said. According to France Info, the situation is calm.
A war waged by "the French people"
" It is a victory that France recognize that there is racism in the French police. It is the French people who (leads) in this fight, not only the family Traoré, not only the families of the victims. Nobody should remain a spectator of the death, racial violence, of which whatsoever, " insisted Assa Traoré, sister of the victim, at the beginning of the event. To counteract potential misbehaviour, the prefect of police of Paris, Didier Lallement, has called for the closure of the shops and restaurants located on the course. The mobilization is organized on a background of anger among the forces of law and order and on the eve of a speech by the president and Emmanuel Macron.
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#GenerationIdentitaire vs #Generationadama pic.twitter.com/VaG3B8Ty8H— Timothée Vilars (@TimoVilars) June 13, 2020
other parades were held across France, as in Bordeaux, where about 500 people marched in a good-natured atmosphere. "We don't need to have been victims to show solidarity," said, in the procession Sarah, 15 years, collégienne and a member of BlackLivesMatter-Bordeaux. "Just the idea that there can be racism and abuse in the police, which is supposed to protect us, it is maddening. "In Lyon, some 2,000 people gathered Saturday afternoon to demand" truth and justice ", counting off the names of Mehdi, Bilal or Wissam, of the dead youth in the region in the aftermath of the arrests, noted a journalist of the Agence France-Presse.
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police officers "injured and affected in their honor"
Saturday, the government spokesman, Sibeth Ndiaye, suggested in a tribune to the World of re-open "a peaceful and constructive debate on ethnic statistics" and " return with force to the tools to fight racial discrimination ". The tone is to the healing process after a difficult week for the executive. Pressed to act, the minister of the Interior had announced sanctions of police officers in cases of "suspicion turned out" of racism, before recognizing an error. In a statement released Friday evening, it has confirmed the removal of the technique of questioning known as " bottlenecks ", which will not be taught. Saturday morning, on France Inter, the secretary general of the union of commissioners of the national police, David Le Bars, has taken note of the decline of the minister, but regretted that he should have ventured on a " ground technique that should not be his own ". Jean-Paul Mégret, the secretary general of the independent union of police commissioners, said to him, in The new yorker that "the contact" with Christophe Castaner " is largely broken ".
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Referring to a letter sent by the minister to all the forces of the order, Frederic Lagache, from the union Alliance, says this is not enough to appease the wrath of the police, "the injured and affected in their honor," and who are now waiting to be received by Emmanuel Macron. "The ball is now in the camp of the president," he told Agence France-Presse. Saturday morning, in Mantes-la-Jolie (Yvelines), where was held a tribute to the couple of police officers killed by a jihadist in their homes of Magnanville in 2016, Christophe Castaner has been received in a glacial atmosphere by dozens of police, who had piled on the ground in cuffs and armbands.