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France: Violence continues at anti-police brutality protest 01:48

France: Violence continues at anti-police brutality protest

France, Paris
February 11, 2017 at 18:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between protesters and a police, when Paris residents gathered to denounce against police violence in Bobigny, Saturday, after a French policemen was charged with the rape and abuse of a young black man, identified as 'Theo', during a routine ID check, on February 2. The protesters also honoured the memory of Adama Traore, who died in police custody in July in Paris.

Theo was sexually abused, including with a police baton, during an arrest in a Paris suburb. The assault caused him such severe injuries he had to be rushed to a hospital to receive emergency surgery. One of the police officers attacking the 22-year old has been charged with rape, while three others were charged with assault.

Adama Traore, a 24 year old black man, died on July 19 in police custody following his arrest in Beaumont-sur-Oise. Local authorities claim that Traore died of heart attack however Traore’s family accuse the police of beating him to death. Two autopsies have so far been performed and an investigation is ongoing.

France: Violence continues at anti-police brutality protest 01:48
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Clashes erupted between protesters and a police, when Paris residents gathered to denounce against police violence in Bobigny, Saturday, after a French policemen was charged with the rape and abuse of a young black man, identified as 'Theo', during a routine ID check, on February 2. The protesters also honoured the memory of Adama Traore, who died in police custody in July in Paris.

Theo was sexually abused, including with a police baton, during an arrest in a Paris suburb. The assault caused him such severe injuries he had to be rushed to a hospital to receive emergency surgery. One of the police officers attacking the 22-year old has been charged with rape, while three others were charged with assault.

Adama Traore, a 24 year old black man, died on July 19 in police custody following his arrest in Beaumont-sur-Oise. Local authorities claim that Traore died of heart attack however Traore’s family accuse the police of beating him to death. Two autopsies have so far been performed and an investigation is ongoing.

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