A person arrested in Paris throughout a memorial protest for his brother stated on Sunday that he’ll file a criticism in opposition to the officers who broke his nostril and injured his eye. Video footage of the person’s arrest went viral amid heightened social tensions in France.
Youssouf Traore was detained on Saturday after he allegedly hit a police officer throughout a prohibited gathering in reminiscence of his brother Adama, who died in police custody seven years in the past.
Video footage of Traore’s arrest confirmed armored riot police approaching the 29-year-old after his alleged assault on regulation enforcement. Traore argued with them earlier than resisting arrest and apparently shoving one officer. He was swiftly tackled and restrained, earlier than being led away to a police automobile. In the course of the melee, one other officer shoved a shrieking girl to the bottom.
Traore was later hospitalized, and the fees in opposition to him briefly dropped, the Paris prosecutor’s workplace advised AFP.
On Sunday, a social media account named ‘Justice for Adama’ launched a press release from Traore claiming that he had suffered a damaged nostril and accidents to his eye, chest, again and head throughout the arrest, and could be lodging a criticism with the prosecutor’s workplace. In a video accompanying the assertion, Traore’s eye was visibly swollen.
Communiqué de presse :Yssoufou Traore a été interpellé hier lors de la marche réclamant la justice dans l’affaire du décès de son frère Adama Traore.Yssoufou Traore a été victime de violences commises par des policiers de la BRAV-M qui semblent disproportionnés et illégitimes, pic.twitter.com/yod6DLKPpE
— La Vérité Pour Adama (@laveritepradama) July 9, 2023
The incident was condemned by left-wing politicians and journalists, greater than a dozen of whom protested exterior the Paris police station the place he was held on Saturday evening, AFP reported.
Again in 2016, the demise of Adama Traore triggered widespread protests and rioting. The reason for his demise is disputed, with an official inquest ruling that he died of hyperthermia, and his household claiming he was asphyxiated by police. An inquest later cleared the three arresting officers of any wrongdoing.
Adama Traore was arrested alongside a 3rd Traore brother, Bagui, for the alleged assault and extortion of a disabled girl. Adama had beforehand served time for assault, theft, extortion, and drug dealing, and had been launched from jail two months earlier than his demise.
Youssouf Traore’s arrest comes lower than two weeks after the deadly capturing of a French-Algerian teenager by police sparked nationwide rioting. Rioters, primarily youths from immigrant backgrounds, torched automobiles and companies and attacked law enforcement officials in cities and cities throughout the nation. By the point the violence subsided final week, greater than 3,700 folks had been detained.
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