Several thousand members of the Chinese community were demonstrating in Paris on Sunday to demand “security for all” and denounced the “anti-Asian racism” after the deadly assault of one of them, a father of 49 years in the Paris suburbs.
Chanting “security, security” in a sea of blue-white-red flags, the procession of protesters, almost all dressed in white t-shirt stamped with the slogan “Security for All” , began to leave the Republic square to 3:00 p.m. in the direction of that of the Nation
at the beginning of the mobilization. death in August in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis) Zang Shaolin, a fashion designer, 49, died after being attacked by three young, incarcerated Wednesday, which were after the sack of his friend.
Republic Square, a giant banner showing a photo of this father, topped with a bloodstain and a question: “Zang Shaolin, died for nothing Who will be next.? “
” he came to France seeking a better life, liberty, equality, fraternity, he found the violence and insecurity These thugs have destroyed our confidence in France.’re our voice, our Marseillaise “, launched in China at the podium a spokesman of the Chinese residents’ association in France.
Among the crowd were many elected officials including Bruno Julliard, deputy First the mayor of Paris, Stephane Troussel, PS President of the departmental Council of the Seine-Saint-Denis, or the President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France Valérie Pécresse (Republicans).
” denouncing racist prejudices “according to which” the Chinese would be richer, “the president of the Region promised” evidence of love “to the community, victim of numerous attacks in the Ile-de-France. She notably spoke over video surveillance, and a State-Region agreement to be announced next week with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
The class “Safety for All” had gathered several thousand people in 2010 and 2011 in the Parisian neighborhood of Belleville in protest against the violence that the Chinese community was the target. Mobilization, triggered by an attack at a wedding banquet had been marked by scuffles.
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 refers to “increasing 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.
” Security for all “denounces the climate of fear and insecurity in Aubervilliers and calls into question the” authorities “who” preferred to ignore this growing crime “because” Asians are the main target of the attackers. “
complaints robberies to the Chinese community, well established in the popular town of Aubervilliers, first platform of import-export European textile, tripled in a year, from 35-105
04/09/2016 4:41:08 p.m.. – Paris (AFP) – AFP © 2016