Protest march for Adama Traore, who died in police custody four years ago | AFP

“We let my brother die on the ground like a dog” says Assa Traoré recalled the story of his brother Adama at the start of a tribute demonstration to the young man who died shortly after his arrest at the end of a police chase in 2016. The march brings together thousands of people in the Val-d’Oise region of France who are demanding the truth about various cases of police violence.

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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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