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Jean-Luc Mélenchon, current this Saturday in Marseille for the demonstration in opposition to racism and police violence, as soon as once more denounced the latter.

By NJ with AFP

In Marseille, Jean-Luc Melenchon denounced police violence.  (Illustrative image)
In Marseille, Jean-Luc Mélenchon denounced police violence. (Illustrative picture)
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“D“These months after Nahel’s death, we are still not consoled and we still do not accept that people are being shot for refusing to comply.” Saturday September 23, in Marseille, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of France Insoumise, once again denounced police violence, during the demonstration against the latter and racism in the police, in reference to the 17-year-old teenager killed by the shooting of a police officer during a road check at the end of June in Nanterre.

“There are cases where, in fact, refusing to comply can be dangerous, but that’s part of the job,” he continued. He believes that France “needs community policing that views its relationship with the population differently than in the relationship of intimidation or provocation”.

“It is a suffering that parents are obliged to teach their own children that they must be careful and particularly wary of arrests, because of their skin color or their religion,” Jean-Claude additional argued. Luc Mélenchon.

“Suburbs lives matter”

Marches in opposition to police violence have been organized in a number of cities in France on Saturday, together with Paris, the place a couple of incidents broke out, together with a police automotive being stoned and a financial institution broken.

In Marseille, which additionally obtained a go to from Pope Francis, the demonstration introduced collectively 3,000 individuals, in accordance to the organizers. “Suburbs lives matter”, “We refuse to obey state racism” and even “We do not forget Zineb, we do not forgive”, might we learn on indicators displayed by the demonstrators current in the second metropolis of France. This final message talked about Zineb Redouane, an octogenarian who died in 2018 after being hit by shards of tear gasoline grenade throughout an illustration.