Police violence : Assa Traoré will receive a prize in the United States - The Point

At the time when tensions around racism and police violence are still strong in the United States after the death of George Floyd, the fight that leads Assa Tra

Police violence : Assa Traoré will receive a prize in the United States - The Point

At the time when tensions around racism and police violence are still strong in the United States after the death of George Floyd, the fight that leads Assa Traore to get justice after the death of his brother Adama has crossed the Atlantic. The militant anti-racist is about to receive in the United States a price for his commitment, as noted by the international Mail.

The awards ceremony will take place at the BET Awards, a ceremony held every year since 2001 by the channel Black Entertainment Television. The latter distinguishes between the personalities of african-american entertainment. Most of the time, actors, athletes, or artists are rewarded. Two other categories titled Global Good Award and " the award of the humanitarian ", less focused on the music or the cinema, and most policies do exist, however. Assa Traoré goes, she, to receive the Global Good Award International for its action.

"This award is a recognition of four years of struggle"

"Since his brother Adama died of heatstroke in a police station on the day of his 24th anniversary in 2016, (Assa) Traoré leads a battle to discover the truth about what happened to his brother," says Black Entertainment Television. "The death of Adama, compared to the more recent, George Floyd, has hatched demonstrations across France, and Assa has worked tirelessly to bring light to racial injustice and police violence," says the chain. In the space of a few weeks, Assa Traoré has organised two gatherings against racism and to obtain the truth after the death of Adama Traoré after an interpellation in 2016. More than 20 000 people had participated in both mobilizations.

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" This award is a recognition of four years of struggle and an encouragement for the future. The name of my little brother, Adama Traoré, became one of a fight, one of our rights. This price will make it even stronger ", was later stated on Instagram activist, after learning that she had obtained this award. The ceremony is to take place on June 28 in the United States.

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Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 06:33

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