Thousands rallied outside the central Paris courthouse, Tuesday, June 2, to protest racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics.
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Clapping, cheering and waving signs reading "Black Lives Matter" and "Police Everywhere, Justice Nowhere," the largely young, multiracial crowd streamed to the main Paris courthouse and rallied peacefully while police monitored closely from nearby corners.
Demonstrations were held all over France in honor of Adama Traore, who died shortly after his arrest in 2016, and in solidarity with Americans demonstrating against Floyd’s death.
The Traore case has become emblematic of the fight against police brutality in France. The circumstances of the death of the 24-year-old Frenchman of Malian origin are still under investigation after four years of conflicting medical reports about what happened.