The authorities have issued the final autopsy report on Adama Traoré, the death that Can be closed. The coalition then called for a protest on 2 June in Paris, Marseille, Lille, Lyon and Bordeaux.
The coalition expected about 1,000 people to turn. But the event on June 2, following the announcement of the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the beginning of mass protests in the UNITED states According to the cops, more than 20 000 people came — the coalition estimates of 60 000. A lot of placards and banners were expressions of solidarity — George/Adama, the same battle (in French). The protesters also deliberately carried signs in English, for example “#Black Lives Matter” to make their solidarity clear to the world.
All those seeking changes to the system — the young people from suburban areas (French suburbs are filled with the poor and working class Black and Arab communities) came next to cultural and sports personalities, Yellow Vest the protesters and the climate activists — and stood in front of the palace of justice in Paris to make their anger at the police violence heard. White workers with a stable job, which, according to the major daily newspaper in The World, are beginning to see the relevance of this struggle”, has also joined.
Assa Traoré, the older sister of Adama, speaking for the coalition, said that “the system in France is the same as the system of the united States,” and the two must be reversed. According to the coalition, the huge the participation rate was the result of four years of struggle over the death of Adama and decades of struggle against racism in France.
And indeed, their voices have been heard.
Next week, Christophe Castaner, the minister of the interior who is in charge of the police throughout the country, went on television to announce that the cop chokeholds were banned, and the cops caught engaging in acts of racist violence would be severely punished.
When the next manifestation of the Adama Traoré coalition has called, a little less response in Paris was still militant. People came despite the warnings of the police that large sets have been banned because of the risk of contamination by the sars coronavirus.
At the start of the Paris march, a group of extreme right-wing “white rights” activists dropped a banner from an apartment of the house. The people living in the apartments, ripped the banner down, while the walkers below chanted, “We despise the fascists!” The whole scene was covered on French Television’s national news.
Major solidarity actions of support to the anti-racist movement in the united States also took place in England, Scotland, Germany, Spain and Italy.