French interior minister “shocked” by ‘anti-police violence’ mural near Paris | AFP

“This mural shocks me,” says French interior minister Christophe Castaner, referring to a mural “against racism and police violence” depicting the faces of George Floyd and Adama Traoré. It is an “amalgam”, adds Castaner, in response to a question from the left-wing opposition in the National Assembly. SOUNDBITE

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Huge crowds fill the streets of central Paris in anti-racism march | AFP

Thousands of people gather in central Paris around Place de la République, protesting against racism and police violence. The mass rally was called by the family of Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man who was killed in 2016 while in police custody. Many of the demonstrators are calling for “justice and truth” in the case. However, there is also growing anger among law enforcement over the accusations of racism. President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled to address the issue in a speech to the nation on Sunday. (COMPLETE VIDI1TD8VB_FR, VIDI1TD79B_FR, VIDI1TD6JV_FR) IMAGES

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Mural unveiled in honour of black Frenchman who died in police custody | AFP

A fresco by the artist JR in tribute to Adama Traoré, who died in police custody in 2016, is unveiled on a school wall in the rue Louis Blanc in Paris, a few minutes before a press conference of the Adama committee. The fresco also pays homage to George Floyd, the African-American killed in Minneapolis by a white policeman. On the fresco, one eye of Floyd’s is shown next to Adama’s eye. IMAGES

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Thousands rally in Paris to protest police brutality | AFP

Thousands of demonstrators gather in front of the Paris High Court to show solidarity for George Floyd in the US and call for justice for Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old black man who died in police custody in France in 2016. The rally went ahead despite a ban by Police Prefect Didier Lallement.

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