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The leader of La France insoumise leader Jean-Luc Melenchon during a demonstration in Marseille, March 7, 2023, during the protest against pension reform.

“Two 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. » The leader of La France insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon, present on Saturday in Marseille for a demonstration against racism and police violence, once again denounced the latter, particularly during refusals to comply such as that which led to the death of Nahel end of June.

“There are cases where, in fact, refusing to comply can be dangerous, but that’s part of the job” of policeman, continued Jean-Luc Mélenchon, believing that France has “need for community policing that thinks about 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”additional argued the previous candidate for the presidential election.

Marches in opposition to police violence had been organized in a number of cities in France on Saturday, together with Paris, the place just a few incidents broke out, together with a police automobile being stoned and a financial institution broken. In Marseille, which additionally obtained a go to from Pope Francis, the demonstration introduced collectively 3,000 people, in accordance to the organizers.

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“Suburbs lives matter”, “We refuse to obey state racism” or “We don’t forget Zineb, we don’t forgive”, might we learn on indicators displayed by the demonstrators current in France’s second metropolis. 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.

The World with AFP