Thousands of demonstrators wearing white T-shirts, a sea of blue-white-red flags and a claim of “security”: the Chinese community, youth in mind, mobilized en masse in Paris on Sunday, exceeded after the deadly assault of a family man.
Before leaving the Republic Square, the procession – from 13,500 to 14,000 people according to police, 100,000 according to organizers – observed a minute of silence in memory of Zang Shaolin, a designer of 49 years died in August after being assaulted in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis). Three youths on suspicion of wanted to steal the bag of his friend, were detained Wednesday.
“He came to France seeking a better life, liberty, equality, fraternity He found violence and insecurity These thugs have destroyed our confidence in France.. Do hear our voice, our Marseillaise “, launched in mandarin at the podium Chi Wan Sheng, president of the Association of Chinese residents in France.
On Twitter, the Prime Minister Manuel Valls assured “our fellow Asian” his “total support”, it was “unbearable” violence that target.
Among the crowd were elected including Bruno Julliard, first deputy to the mayor of Paris, Stephane Troussel, PS President of the departmental Council of the Seine-Saint-Denis, or the LR President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France Valérie Pécresse .
Deploring “racial prejudice” by which “the Chinese would be richer,” the president of the Region promised “evidence of love” to the victim community many attacks in Ile-de- La France. She is especially committed to developing the CCTV, and announced a State-Region agreement to be unveiled next week by the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
Following the broadcast on a giant screen in a clip where the actress Josiane Balasko denounces “prejudice that kill”, the demonstrators headed to the Place de la Bastille, in a procession organized fuse: T-shirts with the slogan of the group responsible for the mobilization – “Safety for all” – distributed by the thousands, imposing security service, parade led by youth groups perched on trucks
– ‘easy prey’ –
“Security for all” had gathered several thousand people in 2010 and 2011 in the Parisian neighborhood of Belleville. Mobilization, triggered by an attack at a wedding banquet had been marked by scuffles.
An unprecedented mobilization in this community of some 300,000 people, overwhelmingly arrivals in the 1980s, according China’s sociologist, Richard Beraha.
Suna Chen and his companion, Xu, both aged 38, moved on Sunday to say “politicians” their “anger”. Arriving in France thirty years ago, the couple described “growing insecurity in recent years.”
“In the Asian community, it is targeted because it is easy prey: it was small middles and then is discrete, it is often not a complaint, then there are no benefits “the analysis Xu.
In the sky, huge white balloons question” Should we make justice ourselves? ” and involve a “lax justice.”
“They managed to unite all the Ile-de-France, it demonstrates the magnitude of a phenomenon of insecurity since late 2015 in Aubervilliers, was between 5 and 10 flights assault with a week, “said François Ormillien, lawyer of the Franco-Chinese friendship Association of Aubervilliers, first platform of import and export of textiles to Europe.
the group advanced climate fear and insecurity in Aubervilliers but also in the neighboring commune of la Courneuve and in some neighborhoods of Paris. It involves the “authorities” who “preferred to close their eyes” because “Asians are the main target of the attackers.” His claims. Additional police force, security cameras and the recognition of anti-Asian racism
Coming from Seine-Saint-Denis, Alexander, 26, said that in recent years many members of his family were victims of aggression, or in Bobigny Aubervilliers. “There’s a rise in tension but, in Asian culture, it does not make waves, he said. So it’s nice to see that people can mobilize as much.”
04/09/2016 7:48:50 p.m. – Paris (AFP) – AFP © 2016