Saturday, July 23, 2016

Val d’Oise: 10 arrests after a fourth night of violence – Le Figaro

Ten people were arrested in the night from Friday to Saturday in new clashes in the Val d’Oise, announced Prefecture, three days after the death of Adama Traoré following his arrest.

the Val-d’Oise experienced its fourth consecutive night of violence since the death of Adama Traoré during his arrest. Considered a “blunder” by his family, his death led to a multiplication of clashes. On the night of Friday to Saturday, 10 people were arrested, according to the Prefecture, who also announced that four gendarmes were “wounded slightly.” The clashes, which were concentrated on the towns of Beaumont-sur-Oise, Persian, and Bruyères-sur-Oise, were marked by gunfire made mortars and firing buckshot.

Ten cars and six garbage were also burned, according to a statement from the prefecture, which also announced a fire in a pallet business. The police came at night enhance an already strong safety device 150 police and gendarmes.

A march to protest-like

Friday, early in the afternoon a white march was organized in memory of Adama Traoré, died Tuesday. Between 500 and 1,500 people participated in the march to Beaumont-sur-Oise, his hometown. Chanting “Justice for Adama, the parade has taken demonstration tunes. Dressed in T-shirts inscribed “Justice for Adama without justice you will never have peace,” the relatives of the young man led the way advertised as silent and finally punctuated by applause in tribute to the young man and slogans like “I am Adama” or “no justice, no peace.”

Some protesters shouted “Murderers” at the gendarmes address discreetly present at certain points of the course to secure the march before being cropped by the stewards. “It serves no purpose to insult the police, they are there to do their job, we are here to Adama,” recalled a family member after a minute of silence.

earlier, during a press conference, Assa Traore, the sister of the young man of 24 years, accused: “my brother was killed, my brother suffered violence.” She also said that it was subject to a “police relentlessly for several years.” Indeed, his entourage rejects autopsy results released Thursday by the prosecutor of Pontoise Yves Jannier. It established that the young man of 24 suffered from “a very serious infection,” “involving several organs.” According to the prosecutor, the coroner found no “traces of violence” on the body, only “scratch”.


Lawyer family, Frédéric Zajac, announced that it had filed 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, “the lawyer added, taking care to specify that it was the only family lawyer, then that Mr. Karim Achoui had hitherto presented as his board.

Adama Traoré had initially been presented as being suspected in an extortion case. According to a source close to the investigation, Adama Traoré would actually inserted in the arrest of his brother, the real suspect wanted in the case, before being arrested himself, a thesis that denies lawyer the family. Two parallel investigations are conducted by the Research Section and the General Inspectorate of the Gendarmerie.


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