As we watch what’s happening in the world today, we can’t ignore the situation in USA. It touches all of us on some level. This problem has been here for centuries and unfortunately is not going away. Racism is more present than ever and power hungry and corrupt police are going at it again.
This blog is not for politics and I rarely speak about the issue here but I feel that this time I have to send the support to all the peaceful protesters around the world. France is well known for being quite a racist country and has problems with police brutality too. Violence is not an answer and unfortunately there are idiots that use the protests to their advantage and just put fuel into the fire… I believe it also happened after the peaceful protest in Paris.
However, on the 3rd of June I attended the marching protest here in Montpellier. France had a case of Adama Traore’s death back in 2016 (similar situation as with G.Floyd) so understandably people felt very passionate to join and share the anger on the issue and the atmosphere on that day was very positive and energetic. Things didn’t get out of hand. There was obviously police units present on sidelines in case something went wrong. There was a mixed crowd but mostly young generation which was very uplifting and promising. It’s great to know our young generation is not hopeless and understands the importance of standing up for yourself, against racism, against police brutality.
I chose a few of my favourite images for this post and later will share the rest of the set.
Thank you for being here and if you happened to attend the protest rally in your country, please share in comments. Till next time.