An unauthorized protest organized in Paris in memory of the death of 24-year-old Adama Traore after his arrest by the police in June 2016, grew into riots and clashes between protesters and the police. This was reported in the prefecture of the Paris police.
A demonstration against police violence began on Tuesday evening in front of a courthouse in the north of the city. The first few hours she passed peacefully, but then aggressively-minded demonstrators began to organize pogroms. They also tried to block Pereferik Boulevard, began to build barricades and set fire to building structures, garbage cans, road panels. In response, the on-site police used tear gas. However, the gendarmes failed to disperse the demonstrators by now.
According to police, more than 19 thousand people are taking part in the protest.
Earlier, the Truth for Adama organization made a demonstration, spreading its calls on social networks. However, the prefecture of the Paris police did not agree to hold a demonstration. In France, a ban on public events in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. Adam Traore died on July 19, 2016, two hours after his detention in Beaumont-sur-Oise, located north of the French capital. According to the family of the young man, he died as a result of violence by the gendarmes.
The Paris rally is taking place against the backdrop of ongoing protests and riots in a number of US states since the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White policemen used a stifling choke during his detention on May 25. A day later, all four police officers involved in the arrest were fired, one of them was arrested on charges of manslaughter.