EUROPE PROTESTS

An ongoing page to report the movements of protests in Europe

Cinzia D’Ambrosi, photo editor

Another death at the hands of police brutality and the world goes on fire: enough is enough. People have descended to the streets demanding justice for George Floyd, who died on May 2nd in Minneapolis, Minnesota after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while handcuffed and lying face down on the street. The life of another black person so unjustly and mercilessly cut short has touched hearts and angered of millions of people around the world. Large numbers of demonstrations organised by Black Lives Matter and many more globally have demanded justice and the end of police brutality in remembrance for the many who have died because of the colour of their skin.

London, UK

published on 27th June 2020

©Deniz Turk
©Deniz Turk
©Deniz Turk
©Deniz Turk

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

published on 20 June 2020

Mandela Park, Amsterdam, 10 giugno 2020

©Daniele Napolitano
©Daniele Napolitano
©Daniele Napolitano

DANIELE NAPOLITANO (Rome, Italy)

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Paris, France

published on 10 June 2020

Demonstrators in Paris, France. ©Roberto Di Mola

Paris, 2 June 2020: The demonstration in support of the family of Adama Traoré, a black boy died on 19 July 2016 in the barracks of the “gendarmerie” of Persan ( Val d’Oise), collected more than 20,000 people gathered outside the Court of Paris despite the prohibition of the (Prefecture). An appeal to demonstrate was launched in the previous days by the committee “Justice pour Adama” denouncing a “rejection of justice” in a case that became for its defenders the symbol of the fight against police violence: in four years, three medical investigations have denied the responsibilities of the “gendarmes”, then that a private one ordered by the family of Adama states the opposite.

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The demonstration follows the spear in recent days of the hashtag #Moiaussijaipeurdevantlapolice and the assassination of the afro-American George Floyd’s in the US. Assa Traoré, sister of Adama, in an interview with Franceinfo said that the death of Floyd recalls that of Adama relaunching this link in another statement issued to BFMTV where he declares that “the indignation denounced in the United States is the same as what happens in France.” After a peaceful start marked by choruses and applause, the police used force to disperse the huge crowd, causing rioting for hours in the area surrounding the Tribunal.

©Roberto Di Mola
©Roberto Di Mola
©Piero Oronzo
©Piero Oronzo
©Piero Oronzo
©Piero Oronzo

Rome, Italy

During the Italian National Republic Day on the 2nd June, a group of women stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The name of the group ‘Rete Donne Migranti e Figlie’, literally translating’ Network of Migrant women and daughters’ organised the protest in a significative place; by the monument that remembers the Italian deaths in the Battle of Dogali in 1887 during the Italian colonisation of Eritrea. On the group’s facebook page the aims of the protest are as follow: ‘June 2nd, 2020- there is nothing to praise. Today we celebrate the Italian Republic based on class, gender and race discrimination and on migrants’ exploitation and criminalization.’

London, UK

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©FatimaSanchez

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PIERO ORONZO (Paris, France)

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ROBERTO DI MOLA (Paris, France)

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DANIELE NAPOLITANO (Rome, Italy)

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GEMMA MANCINELLI (London, UK)

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FATIMA SANCHEZ (London, UK)

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