The organizers of a march organized by the Adama Traore foundation were disappointed when a French administrative court ruled against them. They had hoped to challenge the ban on their rally, which was planned for Saturday.
In 2016, a man named Traore, who happened to be black, passed away while in police custody. This unfortunate incident led to a series of rioting nights, which unfolded in a similar manner to the disorder that occurred after the police killing of Nahel M on June 27.
In a statement on Friday, the court explained that while there has been a decrease in violence in the past few days, it is important to note that the recent nature of this decrease does not guarantee that there is no longer any risk of disturbing public order.
The highest-ranking official in the department expressed concerns about going ahead with the event, especially considering the recent riots across the country following the police shooting of 17-year-old Nahel M. They believed that proceeding with the event could potentially lead to significant disturbances in public order caused by individuals who are prone to causing disruptions.
According to Arie Alimi, a lawyer representing the committee, he informed the judges on Friday afternoon that the event in question was a march that aimed to be family-friendly, with children present, in a peaceful countryside setting.
According to Lionel Crusoe, a colleague of the young man who was killed in a police chase in June, another march took place peacefully on Wednesday in the same department.
Other campaign groups, like the banned environmentalists Uprisings of the Earth (SLT), also urged people to participate.
The organizers and participants of the march are demanding that the officers involved be charged, while also expressing their strong disapproval of police violence in general.
The demonstrations have been peaceful so far, and they conclude with a rap concert held in a nearby park.
This year, numerous trade unions, political parties, and associations urged their supporters to participate in the march, in response to the violence surrounding the tragic death of Nahel M.
However, a group of 200 local elected officials had requested the prefecture to prevent the event from taking place.