Justice Rally: Standing With Nahel And Victims Of Police Brutality

In inter-organization (unions, associations and left-wing political parties), the FSU35 calls to participate in the rally this Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. in Rennes esplanade Charles de Gaulle.

This appeal follows the death of Nahel. It is about demanding justice in the face of police violence and pushing governments to move forward on social progress following the legitimate anger that has been expressed.

Our organizations call to join the rally organized this Saturday, July 15 at 2 p.m. Esplanade Charles de Gaulle in Rennes at the call of the collective Justice and Truth for Babacar Gueye as part of the national call of the National Coordination against police violence on 15 July.
Our country is in mourning and angry. The murder of Nahel, killed by a police officer at close range in Nanterre, exposed the effects of decades of discriminatory and security public policies targeting in particular working-class neighborhoods and the youth who grow up there, and particularly racialized and precarious people. The escalation of violence is a dead end and must stop. The essentially repressive conception of the police, and the legislative developments of 2017 on the use of service weapons, aggravate what the population experiences and suffers, whether in terms of discrimination and racist practices.
The tensions between the population and the police come from afar and are part of a history marked by injustice, prejudice, violence, discrimination, sexism… and systemic racism which runs through the whole of society and which does not is still not eradicated.
We condemn the constitution of a pot of support for the policeman who killed Nahel on the initiative of a member of the far right and the absence of any action by the government, thus putting oil on the fire.
Everything is to be redesigned and built. We must start from new bases, create spaces for broad discussion and learn from the mistakes of public policies for decades, while respecting the histories, backgrounds, cultures and singularities on which our collective aspiration for equality feeds. It is high time to listen to and take into account the demands of the inhabitants of working-class neighborhoods and in particular its youth!
Our trade unions, associations, collectives, committees and political parties are mobilized to maintain public and individual freedoms.
We will build together the consequences of these mobilizations.

This article is originally published on 35.snuipp.fr


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