Death of George Floyd – protests spread around the world – riots in ParisDie social unrest in the United States and bustle of people outside of the USA on the streets. In spite of the Corona Assembly is prohibited.oli/sda0 comment a week after Floyd’s death: a rally on Tuesday in Amsterdam.Photo: Piet van der Meer/Keystone
The death of the African-American George Floyd, who was killed in a brutal police action, triggered in the US, social unrest. In more than 20 cities it comes to protests, the degenerate part in violence and looting. Solidarity rallies were worldwide, including in Switzerland, for example on Monday in Zurich. A week after Floyd’s death in the evening countless people demonstrated on Tuesday in the world against racism and police violence.
Many meetings as a result of the Corona pandemic are forbidden, as before. The protesters not to ignore the ban, most of the time, the police intervenes in all cases. Arranged a rally in The Hague was on Tuesday. 5000 people protested spacing in compliance with the Safety, as pictures show, which are widely used in the social networks.
a rally in The Hague, with a safety distance.Source: pasje1974/Twitter
Also in Amsterdam, London, new Zealand, and in Denmark there were solidarity rallies. Outside the US most of the rallies were so far peaceful. Different in Paris, where it arrived on the Tuesday evening clashes.
In several French cities, thousands against racism and police violence demonstrated. In Paris alone 20,000 people came together in front of a court building in the North of the city, as a spokeswoman for the Paris police Prefecture, Laetitia Vallar, said in the TV channel BFMTV.
thousands demonstrate in Paris. (2. June 2020)photo: Anne le Merdy/Reuters
On the edge of the protest, there was reportedly to clashes with the police. The Demonstration was to have been says due to a corona-induced Assembly prohibition. Also in Lyon and Marseille, the media were reports of people on the streets.
a reminder of the case Traoré
The mostly young protesters shouted at the largely peaceful Anti-racism rally in Paris in response to the violent death of the African-American George Floyd in the United States Slogans of “Black Lives Matter”movement. The Protest in the French capital was organized by sister of 2016 in police custody died, Adama Traoré. Forensic reports that had been requested by Traorés family, and judges, came to the conclusion that Adama Traoré choked to death, because three policemen forced him to the ground and not in consequence of a pre-existing heart disease, has died, media reported, in reference to Assa Traoré.
the vast majority of The protesters in Paris, behaved peacefully.Photo: Ian Langsdon/Keystone”racism is still the greatest pandemic we face”, is on this Banner.Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters also, many White carry banners or masks with the words “Black Lives Matter”, freely translated: “Black lives count”.Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters1 / 3
According to police, some protesters blocked the ring road of the Paris highway, and put items in the Brand. The security forces used the media reports of tear gas. The Prefecture of police called on the demonstrators on Twitter, to disperse. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner condemned the riots. Violence in a democracy is no place, wrote Castaner on Twitter. “Nothing justifies the excesses that took place today evening in Paris.” He congratulated the security and rescue forces to “your control and Composure”.
At the edge of the protests in Paris were demonstrators of E-scooters in a fire.Photo: Abdulmonam Eassa/Barcroft Media/they protested against police violence against Black people in the United States, but also to the case of Adama Traoré.Photo: Abdulmonam Eassa/Barcroft Media/The dark-skinned Traoré came four years ago during an arrest near Paris to death.Barcroft Media via 1 / 3
The well-known human rights lawyer, Arié Alimi accused, however, BFMTV, the police, to provoke Anger by shoot tear gas at peaceful protesters. The Paris police had banned the Demonstration, and the Coronavirus-restrictions on professions. Therefore, a maximum of ten people may gather.
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