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French demonstrators defy police ban and protest against police brutality

A dozen deputies from La France insoumise on the rally for Adama Traoré, regardless of it being banned

A dozen deputies from La France Insoumise (LFI) defied a ban on a memorial rally for Adama Traoré in Paris on Saturday and turned out for the demonstration, standing agency against the police prefecture’s determination.

Following the ban on a rally in Val-d’Oise to mark seven years because the demise of Adama Traoré, who died shortly after being stopped by police in July 2016, an indication at Place de la République in Paris in reminiscence of the 24-year-old was additionally banned within the context of the current riots.

“Macron had promised 100 days of appeasement. Via banning demonstrations, […] France is now on the fringes of democracy”, mentioned MP for Seine-Saint-Denis, Eric Coquerel, who was current within the march.

“From bans to repression, from Pétain to Valeurs actuelles, the top of the republican arc is main France right into a regime déjà vu. Hazard. Hazard”, tweeted LFI chief Jean-Luc Mélenchon earlier.

The presidential camp as soon as once more accused LFI of making an attempt to inflame tensions.

Authorities spokesman Olivier Véran criticised the organisations for planning demonstrations in main cities that haven’t but recovered from the rampages

“You are at all times on the facet of dysfunction, against the rule of regulation. You might have by no means referred to as for calm”, deplored Maud Bregeon, Renaissance MP for Hauts-de-Seine, denouncing a “separatist logic” on the a part of La France Insoumise.

Round thirty different demonstrations are being organised this Saturday in France against police violence and for “the preservation of public and particular person freedoms”.


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