For the Adama Committee, it is also a question of widening its base, in the wake of the rallies of 2 and 13 in Paris, which had drained thousands of demonstrators.
Four years after the death of Adama Traoré during an arrest in Beaumont-sur-Oise, 3,000 people marched Saturday in this city of Val-d'Oise, in a new context of mobilization against police violence.
Calls by Traoré’s family for a reconstitution of his death have long gone unanswered. We have all the elements for a public trial. " Thousands of people in France have defied a police order banning public demonstrations to protest the 2016 death of Adama Traoré.
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Not having his with him, he ran to escape and was later found hiding in a house and was taken into custody, where he died. They link the death of Adama Traoré to the killing of George Floyd in the US, but can the two cases be compared? His death has tapped into public anger after years of little or no action by the state, explains lawyer Alimi.
“Whether you’re in the US or France, you find that medical legal experts working for the justice system will tend to protect that system,” he tells RFI. Have something to tell us about this article? Four years after the death of Adama Traoré during an arrest in Beaumont-sur-Oise, thousands of people marched in this city of Val-d'Oise. This tribute was for the first time organized by both the Adama Committee and Alternatiba, one of the main organizations of the climate movement, in the name of a common fight against inequalities. However, on Tuesday, even as protesters converged outside the capital’s main courthouse, a new report commissioned by Traoré’s family said the victim had died from asphyxiation because of police tactics. Thousands of people defied a police protest ban on Tuesday to denounce the death of a young French black man who died in 2016 in police custody.
With the Black Lives Matter protests continuing across America, fresh demonstrations over the 2016 death of Adama Traoré, who died in police custody, have begun in France.
Traoré's case has been a rallying call against police brutality and has been a simmering point of race relations in France. Adama Traoré was a 24-year-old French construction worker of Malian origin who died in police custody in 2016. According to AFP, Adamas sister Assa Traoré told the protest: “Today we are not just talking about the fight of the Traoré family. Paris' police chief Didier Lallement too rejected accusations of violence and racism against police, "repeated endlessly by social networks and certain activist groups," he said. A second autopsy listed asphyxiation as the cause of death. In Traoré’s case, one of the three officers admitted that he and two colleagues pinned Traoré down using their body weight but deny that this caused his death. After a second autopsy was completed in the following week, results began to contradict the first examination with death being determined to be caused by asphyxiation.
With the Black Lives Matter protests continuing across America, fresh demonstrations over the 2016 death of Adama Traoré, who died in police custody, have begun in France. The prosecutor added that the infection was “very serious” and had “impacted several organs”, while the coroner claimed that his body showed no signs of violence. “The battle is always almost lost from the beginning,” Alimi told RFI. "When he was arrested, his two hands were taken from under his belly and handcuffed behind his back. RFI is not responsible for the content of external websites. In the Traoré case, investigations are still ongoing to determine what caused his death. In four years, there have been several conflicting medical reports.
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“Before Adama, there were many others like Cédric Chouviat, whom I’m currently representing,” he says of the 42-year-old delivery driver who died this year after being held on the ground during a police check.
Last Thursday, the officers who detained Adama Traoré were officially exonerated from wrongdoing by a police investigation. Paris protesters mark fourth anniversary of Adama Traoré's death This article is more than 2 months old. Issued on: 03/06/2020 - 14:57Modified: 03/06/2020 - 14:59. “Both of them used the same words before dying,” said Assa, Traoré’s sister, who organised Tuesday's protest: “I can’t breathe.”. Thousands of people defied a police protest ban on Tuesday to denounce the death of a young French black man who died in 2016 in police custody. Shortly thereafter, Traoré died, with the official report listing heart failure as cause of death. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD. For Alimi, the Traoré case shines an uncomfortable spotlight on the alleged collusion between the state and the police. Local prosecutor Yves Jannier said Traore “fainted during the ride” to the police station and paramedics were unable to revive him. He was later detained by three police officers and taken into police custody, where he would be pronounced dead only three hours later. “This happened in the United States, but it happens in France, it happens everywhere.” – Paris protester Xavier Dintimille.
Many protestors carried Black Lives Matter placards and showed support for fellow protestors across the world in response to the death of George Floyd. His family has always rejected this version of events and commissioned a second autopsy, which found that Traoré died from suffocation, most likely caused by the policemen’s weight as they pinned him down during the arrest. This refers both to police violence and to air pollution in working-class neighborhoods," explains Cécile, of the environmental association. The death of Adama Traoré, 24, has been likened to the killing of George Floyd in the US, whose death has sparked protests across the country. However, his family disagreed with the polices statement, with the family’s lawyer Karim Achoui saying: “The infection that Adama Traoré may have been suffering from does not explain the causes of his death.” Local residents also sided with the family: “He was healthy, a tall, sporty, stocky guy” said Sofiane, who knew Adama.
Floyd died from asphyxiation after a white officer knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes.
It was the younger brother’s birthday and the two were planning how they could celebrate later in the evening. Adama Traoré, a young man of Malian descent was stopped by police with his brother on 19 July 2016 for an ID check. “In both countries, the victims tend to be black,” comments Alimi, linking this reality to the deteriorating relationship between young people in France’s poor suburban estates and the police.
“We are here because the justice system is complicit in police violence,” Assa Traoré shouted to a crowd of more than 20,000 people. Her sister, Assa Traoré, at the origin of the rally, began her speech by saying that she did not trust the justice system. They link the death of Adama Traoré to the killing of George Floyd in the US, but can the two cases be compared?“Justice for George Floyd,” “Justice for Adama Adama Traoré's death in police custody casts long shadow over French society Young man’s death in custody has become one of France’s most high-profile cases of alleged police brutality. It is the fight for everyone. “Let us not import the US experience here and jump to hasty parallels between the asphyxiation of Mr. Floyd and that of Mr. Traoré in France,” he says.
“A judge is covering up the gendarmes who are responsible for my brother’s death,” she was quoted as saying in the daily Parisien. There has been similar ambiguity in the George Floyd case, where a preliminary autopsy cited pre-existing heart problems before being contradicted by his family, whose autopsy found he died of asphyxiation from sustained pressure.
The state’s autopsy initially confirmed that Traoré’s medical condition, combined with an alleged use of alcohol and narcotics caused him to go into cardiac arrest. “There are striking similarities between the cases in France and the US,” continues Alimi, although points out that the number of people killed or injured by police or gendarmes in France is “only 15 per year, compared to 1,000 in America”.
“The United States has a history, its own history of slavery, which is not French history,” Bosselut told RFI, referring to the French black experience, which has been marked by colonialism as opposed to slavery. Dismissing the theory of foul play, Jannier said: “Obviously this person could not have suffered the kind of violence members of his family have claimed.” The officers involved claimed that they had adhered to a “necessary use of force”, but witnesses provided testimony that this was false. We fought with my family, with the Adama committee, with the people. Thousands of people defied a police protest ban on Tuesday to denounce the death of a young French black man who died in 2016 in police custody.
Now, nearly four years later, more than 20,000 people defied police orders to protest against racism and police brutality across France. This march was organized by the committee demanding justice for this 24-year-old black man, who died in the neighboring commune of Persan on July 19, 2016, shortly after his arrest, after a chase with the gendarmes. More than 20,000 people gathered outside the "Tribunal de Paris" courthouse in Paris on June 2, 2020 to denounce police violence, after French medical experts exonerated the gendarmes involved in the arrest of Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody in 2016.