The march was organized in memory of Adama Traore, 24, who died in police custody in 2016.
More of 2,000 people took to the streets of Paris this Saturday as part of a demonstration against police violence that ended up being dispersed by law enforcement, reports BFM.
According to the outlet, some march participants even they were fined 135 euros ($148) for participating in the event, which had been banned this morning. The local prefect justified the measure to avoid “serious disturbances of public order“.
France is experiencing a wave of strong riots, with clashes between protesters and police, fires, looting and destruction, after the death, last Tuesday, of a teenager at the hands of an agent during a traffic control in the city of Nanterre, a suburb from Paris. In all, more than 3,500 people were arrested in France in the last week amid the riots.
Today’s march was organized in memory of another young man, Adama Traore, 24 years old, who died in 2016 after being detained by gendarmes. The witnesses of the facts affirm that the brother of the deceased was also detained while dispersing the protesters.