A demonstration “against police violence” this Saturday in Angers

A call to demonstrate “against police violence, systemic racism and for public freedoms” was launched. A gathering is planned for this Saturday, September 23 from 3 p.m. at the Jardin du Mail in Angers.

Around a hundred associations, unions and parties such as La France insoumise, the CGT and Extinction Rebellion are calling for demonstrations this Saturday, September 23, against police violence and racism, after the urban riots at the beginning of the summer. They followed the tragedy in Nanterre on June 27, where a 17-year-old boy died under the bullets of a police officer after refusing to comply. The violent riots did not spare Angers and Cholet.

The Socialist Party will not participate

Among the organizations supporting the march, collectives from working-class neighborhoods, victims of police violence, NGOs such as Attac, Friends of the Earth, left-wing parties such as LFI and ELLV as well as the CGT, FSU and Solidaires unions. Friday September 22, the Socialist Party announced that it would not participate in this march.

In a joint press release, the organizations denounce “a regressive policy which plays into the hands of the extreme right and increasingly tramples on our public freedoms, our social model, our future in the face of ecological collapse”.

In Angers, the demonstration will leave around 3 p.m. from the Jardin du Mail.

This article is originally published on ouest-france.fr


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