When Omar Sy protests in Los Angeles to pay tribute to George Floyd

 When Omar Sy protests in Los Angeles to pay tribute to George Floyd

Following the death of this 46-year-old black man due to his violent arrest by white police on Monday May 25 in Minneapolis, demonstrations have multiplied in the United States to denounce racism at work within the forces of the order. This May 30, French actor Omar Sy joined that of Los Angeles.
On May 25 in Minneapolis, United States, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, died as a result of his violent arrest by white police. In a video posted on Facebook Live by a passerby, we saw a police officer, Derek Chauvin – who has since been indicted for “third degree murder” and “manslaughter” – holding George Floyd to the ground by pressing his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes, while the victim kept saying “I can’t breathe”, or “Je ne peut pas respirer” in French.

The next day, several thousand people gathered in the city, demanding justice for George Floyd and demanding that the police “stop killing blacks”. Since then, the United States has ignited and numerous demonstrations and riots have erupted to denounce the racism at work within the police force in the country, where police violence affects black people much more.

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“I also shout the name of Adama Traoré, who, in France, on July 19, 2016, lost his life in the same way as George Floyd”
French actor Omar Sy participated in one of these demonstrations in Los Angeles on Saturday May 30, where he has been living for several years. He posted a photo on Instagram with the words: “Yesterday in Los Angeles we walked in peace and solidarity shouting the names of George, Breonna, Ahmaud and so many other victims here in the US. Via this post and this photo, I also shout the name of Adama Traoré, who, in France, on July 19, 2016, lost his life in the same way as George Floyd. May their souls rest in peace and JUSTICE be finally done. ”
Yesterday in Los Angeles we walked in peace and solidarity shouting the names of George, Breonna, Ahmaud and so many other victims here in the US. Via this post and this photo, I also shout the name of Adama Traore, who, in France, on July 19, 2016, lost his life in the same way as George Floyd. May their souls rest in peace and JUSTICE be finally done.

A publication shared by Omar Sy (@omarsyofficial) on May 31, 2020 at 10:37 PDT

The Truth and Justice Committee for Adama also calls for a large rally this Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. before the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, so that “all progressive forces (can) express (their) revolt against the denial of justice ”And police violence.

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