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France: Techno parade dedicated to youth who drowned after police raid01:36

France: Techno parade dedicated to youth who drowned after police raid

France, Paris
September 29, 2019 at 01:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tens of thousands of techno-lovers danced on the streets of central Paris on Saturday, as part of the 21st edition of the Techno Parade, which this year was dedicated to Steve Canico, a 24-year old man who drowned in the Loire river in Nantes during a police action in June.

The participants were filmed dancing and holding placards in the memory of Canico, while making their way from the Louvre to the Place d'Italie.

Canico, 24, was one of 14 people who fell in the river during a concert on the night of the Fete de la Musique, where the Anti-Crime Brigade known as the BAC conducted a raid. His body was found 38 days later.

His death and the subsequent finding by an internal police investigation, which "could not establish a link between the police intervention and the disappearance of Mr Steve Maia Canico," as French PM Edouard Philippe stated on July 30, caused an outcry in France.

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Tens of thousands of techno-lovers danced on the streets of central Paris on Saturday, as part of the 21st edition of the Techno Parade, which this year was dedicated to Steve Canico, a 24-year old man who drowned in the Loire river in Nantes during a police action in June.

The participants were filmed dancing and holding placards in the memory of Canico, while making their way from the Louvre to the Place d'Italie.

Canico, 24, was one of 14 people who fell in the river during a concert on the night of the Fete de la Musique, where the Anti-Crime Brigade known as the BAC conducted a raid. His body was found 38 days later.

His death and the subsequent finding by an internal police investigation, which "could not establish a link between the police intervention and the disappearance of Mr Steve Maia Canico," as French PM Edouard Philippe stated on July 30, caused an outcry in France.

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