Black Lives Matter Protesters Torch French Townby VIRGINIA HALE
Multiple Black Lives Matter protesters have been arrested in France after demonstrations against the death of a Malian man in police custody left Beaumont-sur-Oise and other nearby towns in flames. Of those arrested, some are being charged with throwing incendiary objects at security forces and others for “trying to burn down” their towns.
Despite a huge police presence, Saturday marked a fifth night of violence in the Val d’Oise district after the death of Adama Traoré in police custody on Tuesday. During demonstrations against Mr. Traoré’s death, protesters, some wielding baseball bats, torched cars, petrol pumps, bins, and piles of rubbish. Buildings were also set alight, including a large warehouse in Persan, near Beaumont-sur-Oise.
The young man had repeated brushes with the police in this town where drugs and violence flourished. The French newspapers also report that the death of the young man at the police station was related by the crowd to Black Lives Matter. Obama has successfully exported his violent ideology.