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a white march in memory of the motorist killed by the police in Sevran

Relatives of the victim during a white march for

They were just over 300 to claim “truth and justice for Jean-Paul”. A week after the death of a 33-year-old Guyanese father, killed by a police officer during a road check, a white march was organized on Saturday April 2 between Aulnay-sous-Bois, where the victim’s parents reside. , and Sevran, where the victim was from.

The procession began at the foot of the city of Gros-Saule with a brief speech by the companion of the thirties. She called ” quiet “ and asked in tears “respect for his memory”. The cameras of journalists were not welcome in the ranks of the procession, the family fearing “retaliations” from the police, said Arié Alimi, one of his lawyers. Some media have been expelled by young people from the neighborhood.

The procession, which wandered for more than two hours, stopped in front of the traffic light where Jean-Paul was shot by a police officer from the anti-crime brigade (BAC) of Aulnay-sous-Bois. , who wanted to control him while driving a reported stolen vehicle.

Tensions

The official, indicted for “intentional violence resulting in death without intention to give it” on Saturday, claims to have been “unbalanced” during his check after the car restarted“felt in a state of self-defense” and “to have fired for this reason”, said the Bobigny prosecution. For meand Food, “the policeman has no reason to shoot, there is no danger, and he is not wearing a police armband”.

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The victim was a self-employed driver who worked with a package delivery provider. According to the family, the van “wasn’t stolen” and “there was a dispute with the person he worked for, who refused to pay him (…), he kept the van while waiting to be paid”.

The death of this resident of Beaudottes caused five consecutive nights of violence in several municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis, bordering the district. In Sevran, Aulnay-sous-Bois and Tremblay-en-France, popular towns located northeast of Paris, vehicles and garbage cans were set on fire and projectiles thrown at the police, without causing any injuries.

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The World with AFP

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