Nearly 2,000 people of Chinese origin expressed Sunday in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis) their ras-le-bol repeated violence they claim to be victims.
“Liberty, equality, fraternity and security for all!”. This was one of the slogans worn by demonstrators belonging to the Chinese community Sunday in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). There were about 1800 people, police said, to march through the streets of this Parisian suburb where Zhang Shaolin, a designer of 49 years, was attacked on August 7 by three men who wanted to steal the bag of a friend, also from China. He died on August 12 as a result of his injuries. “Attacks are frequent, but as we do not speak French well, it carries no complaint. And then we work, we did not have time for this, “said Cai Jiang, 26, used in a tobacco shop in Paris.
The police obtained a student and police reinforcements Franco-Chinese were recruited as part of civic service to improve the reception of victims. The prefecture has also committed to extend the video surveillance system. “We appealed to the State because we are French citizens, even if one does not feel quite so considered,” says Marina, 23, who runs a shop in the Fashion Center, the largest shopping center sale big in Europe.
in the crowd, many hands waving small French flags. “I was like you Charlie. I Shaolin, where are you, “reads a banner. “They are giving us a lesson organization and Republic,” says admiringly, Laurent, who lives in Aubervilliers for 30 years. “It’s been years that they experience racism, even the kids are attacked!” Regrets this teacher.
Renowned they hold on to cash, people of Asian origin are “easy prey”, recognizes the PCF mayor, Meriem Derkaoui, determined to “roll back these prejudices and raise awareness” about it. “When I see each other on the frontline, because two three women wore a burkini on a beach, where there is loss of life, so I expect the state to exhibit a minimum of account and receive the family, “she added. Robberies to the Chinese community in Aubervilliers has tripled in one year. According to “Le Parisien”, the day before the rally, an Asian woman was a victim of a robbery attempt in the snatch. According to AFP, on Sunday at the end of the event, an alleged pickpocket was attacked by the crowd before being exfiltrated by riot police, who used tear gas.Reproduction prohibited