Rights watchdog urges France to the fight against racial discrimination | World


PARIS (AP) — the France of human rights monitoring on Monday urged the authorities to take key measures to combat racial discrimination as the country has seen a series of anti-racism rallies in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the UNITED states

In an 80-page report, France’s defender of rights, Jacques Toubon, said the discrimination affects the lives of millions of people and their fundamental rights in the country.

“People of foreign origins, or perceived to like them, are disadvantaged in terms of access to employment or housing, and more exposed to the unemployment, poverty, poor housing, police identity checks, poor health and education inequality,” Toubon said in a statement.

Statistics and scientific studies show that racial discrimination was a “systemic dimension” in the French society, Toubon noted.

The report is that the two Paris statues for the France of the colonial era have been daubed with red paint Monday in the middle of the growing demands of the anti-racism activists in several countries to take down monuments that honour of prominent historical figures that have played a role in the slave trade or colonialism.

Also on Monday, dozens of people peacefully gathering in the front and the support of a wall painting to denounce the racism and the brutality of the police in Stains, near Paris. The protesters gathered in response to a permission of a police union protest demanding its withdrawal.

The police union has claimed that the mural “generalizes, and creates confusion” around police racism and violence, which they denounce as false accusations.

The mural was painted by local artists and inaugurated by the Stains from the mayor the last week in tribute to Adama Traore, a Black French who died in police custody in 2016. Traore’s death in 2016, in circumstances which remain unclear in spite of four years of back-and-forth of the autopsies.


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