Posted 12 июня 2020,, 13:45

Published 12 июня 2020,, 13:45

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

After the accusations of racism French policemen organized a street protest

After the accusations of racism French policemen organized a street protest

12 июня 2020, 13:45
Фото: BFM
Police of Paris and of several other major cities of France blocked the Champs Elysees with dozens of staff cars. Participants of the demonstration, in which all the police unions of the country are represented, hand out the leaflets and raise banners with the slogans "Policemen are not racists".

In addition, the slogans of the French police’s protest say “If there is no police - there is no peace”, “Nobody in France talks about the killing of policemen,” the BFM television channel reported. According to Reuters, one of the vans has images of injuries sustained by the police when they were assaulted while on duty, and the inscription “Who is killing whom?”

Dozens of police cars were parked at the foot of the Arc de Triomphe before the convoy moved along the Champs Elysees.

This protest followed a meeting between trade unions and Home Secretary Christopher Castaner. Trade union representatives told the head of the department that the strangulation, which is now banned for use by law enforcement, actually saves lives and is the method that officers should have at their disposal until an alternative is found.

“The police is not responsible for all the evils of society”, - said the representative of the National Police Alliance.

This protest, as well as the ban on asphyxiation, are the consequences of the death of African-American George Floyd when police detained Minneapolis in the United States.

After the incident, the Americans protested on the streets of the city. After the riots swept across the United States.

US President Donald Trump threatened to send troops if city leaders could not cope with the rallies on their own, but refused his statement, citing the premature use of military force. The mayor of Los Angeles knelt before the protesters , asking them to stop the riots.