Friday, July 22, 2016

A Beaumont-sur-Oise, between 1500 and 5000 people demanding “justice” for Adama Traore – The World

White March in memory of Adama Traoré,  July 22, at Beaumont-sur-Oise.

Chanting ” Justice for Adama “, between 1500 (according police) and 5 000 people (according to the stewards of the rally) participated on Friday July 22 at Beaumont-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise), a white march, which took manifestation of gaits, after the death of Adama Traoré, 24, occurred when arrested by gendarmes on Tuesday 19 July.

t-shirts Dressed in “justice for Adama without justice you will never peace “, the relatives of the young man were leading the procession. The rally, which was announced as a silencer, was finally punctuated by applause in tribute to the young man and as slogans “I am Adama” or “No justice, no peace “.

some protesters also shouted ” Assassins “ to the gendarmes address, some of which were present to secure the march. Those who had started throwing these invectives were immediately reframed by the stewards. “It serves no purpose to insult the police, they are there to do their job; we are here to Adama “, said a member of the family of the young man after a minute of silence.

Earlier, during a press conference Assa Traore Adama’s sister, however, laid charges: “my brother was killed, my brother suffered violence. “ The young woman claimed he was subject to a ” police relentlessly for several years, “.

” Counter-autopsy ”

According to the prosecutor in Pontoise, Yves Jannier, autopsy shows that the young man suffered from “a very serious infection” , “affecting several organs “. According to him, the coroner found no “traces of violence” the body of Adama Traoré, only “scratches” .

Read also: Death of Adama Traoré: no “significant traces of violence,” according to the prosecutor

the family lawyer, M th Frédéric Zajac, for his part, announced that it had filed an application for “against-mortem by a panel of experts” . “This is not to contest the first autopsy, but for all we know, we stop the fantasies of both sides. (…) I want the family to know the truth “, has he added.

During the night, handmade mortars were heard . In addition to these shots, the prefecture of the Val-d’Oise has reported “six trash fires and ten cars light” . These abuses were “centered on the Village area in Persian and the Boyenval neighborhood Beaumont” which is from Adama Traore, said the prefecture, stating that “the device [policing of] gained momentum with police reinforcements “ to prevent the spread of these disorders.

It is thus 150 police and gendarmes were mobilized Friday night to prevent a new surge of violence, told AFP, Jean-Simon Mérandat, the chief of staff of the prefect of the Val-d’Oise.


the death of Adama Traoré had already led to several nights of clashes in the towns of Beaumont-sur-Oise and Persian, before spreading to the neighboring localities of the Isle-Adam, in Champagne-sur-Oise and Bernes-sur-Oise

Read also:. Tensions in the Val-d’Oise after the death of a young arrested

the death of Adama Traoré has provoked many reactions on social networks, including Twitter hashtag #JusticePourAdama around, sometimes associated #BlackLivesMatter, which is regularly used to denounce police brutality against African Americans in the United States.

in addition, several artists expressed their solidarity, including Omar comedian Sy and rappers Youssoupha and Nekfeu.

the day his death, Adama Traoré was not in the viewfinder of the authorities. According to the national police and the prosecutor of Pontoise, this is one of his brothers that the gendarmes came to call the library Beaumont-sur-Oise, July 19, as part of a preliminary investigation in which several people are suspected of extortion.

the Defender will investigate

According to the prosecution, Adama Traoré would interposed. His brother Bagui reported instead that “when the gendarmes arrived, Adama ran off because he did not have his papers on him. They raced and caught up. Adama said, “I surrender.” They fought. They then shipped to the police. “

Adama Traoré died during his transfer to the Persian brigade ” following a malaise “, said the police. A version again challenged by his brother, who book a different place of the facts.

At the police station, where he also took after his arrest, he would have found Adama “to the ground, hands cuffed behind his back. ” “My brother came alive in the truck when they stopped, out came death. But Adama has not had a heart attack, they beat him, “ he said.

Two surveys are now conducted in parallel by the Research Section and the general inspection of the police.

the Defender, Jacques Toubon, announced it would investigate the circumstances of death. “One goal must prevail, shared by all those involved: the search for truth” , said in a statement Toubon

Intervention of the police and gendarmerie in the Boyenval city (Beaumont-sur-Oise), where lived Adama Traoré, 24, died on the night of Tuesday 19 to Wednesday, July 20 during his transfer to the gendarmerie Persian-Beaumont. Clashes between youth and police took place on Wednesday afternoon.


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