- Around 20,000 people in Paris protested the death of a black Frenchman who died in police custody four years ago.
- The protest, prompted by the death of George Floyd in the US on May 25, went ahead on Tuesday despite a police ban.
- Adama Traore, 24, was pinned down by three officers in July 2016 in northern Paris. He died in handcuffs in the police van.
- Trash cans, electric bikes, and barricades were set alight, and security forces responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.
- Protests against racism and police brutality are underway across the world and in every US state.
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Parisians protested the 2016 death of Adama Traore — a black man killed in police custody — following protests over George Floyd’s death.
Around 20,000 people gathered near the Tribunal de Paris courthouse in the city, despite a police ban on the protest.
Trash cans, electric bikes, and barricades were set alight, and Paris security forces clashed with protesters, using tear gas and rubber bullets.
“Today, it is no longer the fight of the Traore family. It’s all of your fight. Today, when we fight for George Floyd, we also fight for Adama Traore,” Assa Traore, sister to Adama, said during a speech at the protest.
Scroll down to see photos of what it looked like:
The protest called for justice over the July 2016 death of Adama Traore, 24, who died in a police van after three gendarmes used their full weight to pin him to the ground.
At the time of his death, protests erupted in Paris, and demonstrators burned cars and garbage cans.
Source: Le Monde
The protest started on Tuesday outside the Tribunal de Paris courthouse.
Protesters set alight trash cans, electric bikes, and barricades.
Meanwhile, police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.
Police said the protest was dispersed by 10 p.m. local time. Smaller demonstrations also went ahead in the French cities of Marseille, Lyon, and Lille.