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France Gets Its Eric Garner

Near Paris, the suspicious death in police custody of Adama Traore spawns a French Black Lives Matter movement.
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To American readers, the fate of Adama Traore may sound depressingly familiar. Traore, a 24-year-old black construction worker living in a suburban housing project, was arrested by police on July 19, and died in custody soon after. Police blamed a heart attack due to long-term illness for his death, also suggesting that Traore had died under the influence of drugs or from long-term alcohol abuse.