Rachida Dati burst into tears at the mention of police violence she witnessed: Femme Actuelle Le MAG

Her name has been ringing everywhere for two weeks. George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, at the age of 46. His death follows an extremely muscular arrest which was filmed by a passerby in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota in the United States. On the video, we see a policeman by the name of Derek Chauvin immobilize George Floyd on the ground via a ventral tackle, knee resting near his neck. It will keep it in this position for almost 9 minutes, despite multiple complaints from the victim screaming that she can no longer breathe ("I can't breathe "). The man will die a few moments later. Shocking images, which have ignited the whole world. Since then, demonstrations against police violence have multiplied everywhere, such as in France where tens of thousands of people responded to the call from Assa Traoré, on June 2, 2020, to pay homage to George Floyd but also to his brother, Adama Traoré, who died in similar circumstances.

Upset, she remembers the death of Zyed and Bouna

Guest on the set of Click Tuesday, June 9, 2020 sure Canal +, Rachida Dati returned to this terrible drama, which revived dark memories at home. "When I saw George Floyd under this policeman's knee, I couldn't finish the video, because I have seen young people who were arrested and who did not return", she said to Mouloud Achour.

A decade earlier, two 17 and 15 year old teenagers named Zyed and Bouna died electrocuted in Clichy-sous-Bois after taking refuge in an EDF transformer in order to escape police control. At the mention of this tragedy, the LR candidate for mayor of Paris let herself be overcome by emotion. At the time of the events, the former Keeper of the Seals was collaborating with Nicolas Sarkozy at the Ministry of the Interior. "We received the families. I remember this interview, I was there. When we saw the parents, I saw mine, she said, in tears. (…) It was I who wanted there to be an opening of information, because I wanted these parents to have an explanation ", she remembered, upset. At a recent press conference, Assa Traoré called for national mobilization on Saturday June 13, 2020 to continue the fight against police violence.

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