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A CRS cordon blocked the procession had just set in motion before the gare du Nord in Paris . Nearly 600 people attended this Saturday, July 30 to demand the “truth” on the circumstances of the death of Adama Traoré, 24, died eleven days earlier, after his arrest by police Beaumont-sur-Oise.
the family lawyer, Yassine Bouzrou, said Friday that in the two autopsy reports he could see, “asphyxia” was presented as the cause of death. One element that had not been raised by the public prosecutor of Pontoise, Yves Jannier.
“We want to understand what really happened” demanded Najwa, a resident of Nanterre came forward. Several associations fighting against police violence and discrimination were also present. Nobody, however, could scroll.
The Paris police prefecture objected to “reasons of Institutional Protection to” , “to the preservation of public order “ and to ensure ” the protesters own safety “, she defended in a statement. She argued that the demonstration had not been declared, while organizers claimed to have filed a declaration 24 hours before.
“The fear of the family is that the Adama death falls into oblivion “
traps rue Saint-Quentin, protesters respected the repeated calls for calm in the family of the victim. A minute of silence, fists raised, was observed. “Today it does not work, but we won ‘, welcomed Assa Traore Adama sister, thanking participants. The death of the young man had caused nights of violence in the Val-d’Oise.
In the static crowd present at the Gare du Nord, the survey shadows leave a bitter taste . “The prosecutor told us a heart because he failed to say that there had been asphyxia is a serious mistake,” Assa Traore judge.
“We’re here to ask two key questions,” detailing Ghyslain Vedeux, responsible for relations between the police and civil society in the representative Council of black associations in France (CRAN):
“Why is the prosecutor failed to mention asphyxiation? And that caused asphyxia? Then we wait for administrative and criminal sanctions. (…) The fear of the family is that the death of Adama falls into oblivion. “
” The prosecutor played on the words “
for the lawyer Yassine Bouzrou, “the prosecutor played with words” by first evoking assumptions cardiac and infectious causes. “We do not know what led to asphyxia, but the cause of death is asphyxiation,” says he views the autopsy reports.
the results of new analyzes (bacteriology, toxicology, pathology), expected during the month of August are expected to definitively establish whether the young man was healthy, as claimed her family. An investigation by the General Inspectorate of the Gendarmerie is also underway. Among its claims, the CRAN would welcome members of civil society can participate in these Commissions of Inquiry
Speaking to the crowd, Assa Traore launched.
“This is my brother is dead, tomorrow it could be your brother, your uncle, your mother. “
A commitment to making this tragic personal history illustrates dysfunctional society. She was helped by the New York Times , which has chosen to devote an editorial to the death of Adama Traoré, making the parallel between the French and the case movement Black Lives Matter in the US.
Youssouf, Ferguson collective member in Paris, named after the American city where a young Black was killed by police in August 2014, was present at the event who do not even Paris. In his opinion:
“The contexts are not the same, but the pressure means are the same . These are people to whom we never do justice. “