In Angoulême, 300 people walk in memory of Alhoussein Camara

In Angoulême, 300 people walk in memory of Alhoussein Camara
In Angoulême, 300 people walk in memory of Alhoussein Camara

The 300 people present first gathered around to speak which ended with a minute of silence. “We are here to show that one day later, we do not forget what happened,” says Maëva Sako, president of the “Justice for Alhoussein” association. Around her, in this crowd sprinkled by a fine rain, are the members of numerous collectives, from “France Palestine Charente” to “Désarmons-les” via the network of the Maison des Peuples. There are also local union figures. Karfa Diallo, regional advisor, head of the Mémoire et sharing association in Bordeaux and who had visited Alhoussein’s parents in Guinea is also present as well as René Pilato, LFI deputy for the first constituency.

It is the trivialization of police violence that we denounce

“Structural racism”

For Léo, a young Charente member of the “Truth and Justice” collective, “we have made this affair invisible locally and nationally. However, we must remember that there are people who are subject to justice differently in this country.” Alhoussein is “a young man that the police killed, who lost his life while he was going to work,” says Karen, a member of the House of Peoples and Peace. “It is this license to kill that we denounce, this trivialization of police violence. These young black men, racialized, have almost become shooting galleries for police officers, undoubtedly also involved in systemic violence, in structural racism. » On the microphone, Bafila, a friend of Alhoussein, wants to remind us that “the most serious obstacle to injustice is silence”. For Xavier Favre, president of France Palestine Charente, “we are not organizing a demonstration (in support of Palestine Editor’s note) this Saturday because ultimately, Alhoussein is Angoumoisin of honor today. He is the victim of systemic and police violence like the children of Gaza. »

A football match on July 13

The procession followed its route calmly, supervised by the police, through the Grand Font district, passing in front of the station and up to the courthouse. In front of the police station, a few mortar shots were fired, “without danger” before the procession dispersed in front of the courthouse.

On July 13, a football match in memory of Alhoussein will be organized in Villenave-d’Ornon, near Bordeaux, in Gironde. “The mayor of Angoulême did not want to lend us a stadium,” breathes Maëva Sako.

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