More than 2,000 people took to the streets of Paris, France, in support of the Black Lives Matter protest and for justice, including Jord Floyd, a young black man who was killed in July 2011 by police brutality.
Protesters chanted “No justice, no peace” and gathered in front of a courthouse in the French capital, calling for an end to racism and impunity. The protest was not approved by the province of Paris due to a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people during the coronavirus crisis. Although it started peacefully, several incidents and clashes with police were later reported. Similar protests took place in other cities across the country, including Lily.
On Monday, some peaceful protesters from the French anti-apartheid organization SOS Resime and some other unions also gathered near the U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
The assassination of Georges Floyd and the ensuing uprising have created a parallel view in France with the case of Terry, who died at a police station in a Paris suburb at the age of 24 while his family was immediately reunited with his brother two hours after he was arrested for riding his bike. Although he was charged with wrongful death, he faced many obstacles.
The protest came after a medical-judicial report received by Troy’s family on Tuesday raised concerns about the cause of Troy’s death. This report contradicts the reports of three previous experts who said that this young man was suffering from heart disease or infection.
On top of getting wall coverage from the wall in the French media, the Paris protests drew a number of high-profile local celebrities, especially L.A. And residents Omar C, and Frank Gastambide gathered support.
Sai posted a video of the protest with a note that read “Whoever loves France, we love France.”
The French police saw many cases of brutality that led to widespread riots. Ladz Lee’s Oscar-nominated film “Les Miserbells” was originally inspired by the 2005 French riots, which began with three weeks of civil unrest following the deaths in police custody of three teenagers, Zayed Bena et Bona.