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Tear gasoline deployed at anti-racism protest in Paris that drew a number of thousand (VIDEOS)

Tear gas deployed at anti-racism protest in Paris that drew several thousand (VIDEOS)

A number of thousand demonstrators gathered in central Paris to protest not solely the demise of George Floyd within the US, but additionally Adama Traore, who misplaced his life in France when coping with the police.

Video from Place de la Republique exhibits hundreds descended into Paris streets for Saturday’s protest, with police at one level needing to deploy tear gasoline. 

Assa Traore, sister of Adama Traore who died in 2016 in police custody, addressed the gang at one level from a truck and stated the demise of Floyd had a “robust echo” of her brother’s demise.

“What’s occurring in the US is occurring in France. Our brothers are dying,” she stated.

Adama Traore’s household says he died of asphyxiation after three officers held him down, however authorities have stated the reason for demise isn’t sure.

The gathering goes in opposition to Covid-19 lockdown measures, and police patrolled surrounding streets earlier than having to deploy tear gasoline. 

Based on a Reuters journalist on the scene, two canisters have been deployed to maneuver the gang backward and protesters complied.

Regardless of the gathering being unsanctioned, Traore promised the crowds could be there “till morning.”

Protesters held indicators with messages like: “I hope I don’t get killed for being black at this time.”

Counter-protesters tried to disturb the occasion by unfurling a banner studying: “Justice for the victims of anti-white racism,” a message that was actually ripped aside by one activist.

Protests in opposition to racial inequality and police brutality, kicked off by the Could demise of Floyd, have continued world wide and in main US cities. Demonstrations on Saturday additionally drew crowds in cities like Zurich, Switzerland and London, UK, the place protesters and counter-protesters wanted to be separated by police.

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