Anti-racist protests, which started after 46-year-old George Floyd, who died as a result of police violence in Minneapolis, the USA, continues in many countries.
Thousands of people gathered in Republique Square in Paris, the capital of France, at the same hours during the funeral for Texas for Floyd. The demonstrators knelt for George Floyd for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
Political parties also participated in the action organized with the call of the French anti-racist NGO, SOS Racisme. The action also included the ultra-left Unyielding French Movement (LFI) leader Jean-Luc Melenchon and European Parliament Member Yannick Jadot.
RACISM AND POLICE VIOLENCE CONSIDERED
Racism and police violence were condemned in the action, which was attended by about 2,400 people. “Racism and police violence are not just the problem of the police, but the problem of France,” said Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the French ultra-left movement.
In addition to the capital Paris, a demonstration was organized in Bordeaux, Lyon, Lille, Dijon, Poitiers, Caen or Orleans. The vast majority of participants collapsed silently for 8 minutes 46 seconds. IHA