In France, as in the United States, it is striking to see how the movements against police violence are carried by Afro-descended women. They are subjected to multiple discrimination – by race, gender and class – they are decided to be heard.
Assa Traore demands justice and truth about the death of her brother Adama, killed during a police arrest four years ago. Over time, it has managed to mobilize a number of personalities and broaden its struggle to fight racism.
When it comes to the Black LivesMatter movement, three women created it.
Finally, the hashtag #SayHerName aims to make public the names of women killed by police, such as Breonna Taylor, who was shot eight times while sleeping in bed.
Teacher Researcher at the University of Pittsburg, Mame-Fatou Niang analyzes the causes of this anger on both sides of the Atlantic.