Street art star unveils Paris mural to George Floyd, Adama Traore

Source:AFP Published: 2020/6/10 18:38:40

A huge mural by French street art star JR was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday paying tribute to George Floyd and Adama Traore, a young black man who died in police custody in France.

Traore's death four years ago has become the focus of renewed protests across France over claims of police racism and brutality following the anger unleashed in the US after Floyd was killed in similar circumstances in Minneapolis in May.

Some 20,000 people rallied in front of a courthouse in Paris on June 2 to demand justice for Traore and Floyd.

And a further 23,000 attended demonstrations across the country on Saturday calling for an end to police violence. More French protests were called Tuesday as Floyd was laid to rest in Houston, Texas.

Faced with rising anger over the behavior of French police, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Monday that a controversial choke hold used to subdue suspects was being banned.

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