On July 19, 2016, Traoré, who was 24 years old, passed away at the Persan Gendarmerie after his arrest,
Four years after the death of the young black man, Adama Traoré, in custody of gendarmes in France, the town of Persan hosts a day of actions against police violence, racism and inequalities.
A march and a festival mark the activities called by relatives, victims’ organizations and human rights activists, with the support of environmental activists and political forces such as the French Communist Party, which called in a statement yesterday to participate in the mobilization.
On July 19, 2016, Traoré, who was 24, passed away at the Persan Gendarmerie after his arrest, and his case has returned to the fray due to new investigations and global protests last month over the murder of the African American in the United States. George Floyd.
In France, thousands of people took to the streets, especially on June 2 and 13, establishing a parallel between the two deaths and demanding justice and an end to racial discrimination.
The Prosecutor’s Office investigating what happened to Traoré ordered new investigations into the procedures of the gendarmes in Persan, a commune located on the outskirts of this capital, in the Valle del Oise department.
Source: Latin Press