Photos: Paris protests 2016 custody death of black man Adama Traore

JUNE 02: A demonstrator raises his fists in front of a burning barricade following the intervention of security forces in a protest against police brutality at the JUNE 02: A demonstrator raises his fists in front of a burning barricade following the intervention of security forces in a protest against police brutality at the

A demonstrator raises his fists in front of a burning barricade at a police brutality at the Tribunal de Paris courthouse on June 2, 2020.

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  • 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.

Demonstrators protest against police brutality at the

Demonstrators protest against police brutality at the Tribunal de Paris courthouse on June 2, 2020.

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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.

JUNE 02: Security forces use tear gas as they intervene in a protest against police brutality at the

Security forces use tear gas in Paris on June 2, 2020.

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Protesters set alight trash cans, electric bikes, and barricades.

UNE 02: Clashes erupt after security forces intervene in a protest against police brutality at the

A fire burns in Paris on June 2, 2020.

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Meanwhile, police used tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

GettyImages Security forces intervene in a protest against police brutality at the

Security forces intervene in a protest against police brutality at the Tribunal de Paris courthouse on June 2, 2020.

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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.

A protester is affected by tear gas after security forces intervene in a protest against police brutality at the

A protester is affected by tear gas after security forces intervened in a protest against police brutality in Paris on June 2, 2020.

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