I was in a nearby building when the police arrived. In fact, it was the second time that they came to make arrests that day. It’s rare for them to come twice in one day, so we were all surprised. Obviously during these events, everyone is trying to save their own skin. It was only afterwards that Moroccans and some of the migrants told me that the young man went to the top of the building to try to evade the police. At the end, he was cornered and, according to them, he was pushed [FRANCE 24 has been unable to independently confirm this].
Migrants protesting after the young man's death. Photo by Yassine Yachiri for Tanger24.
The police left when ambulances arrived. We immediately gathered around the body, because this wasn’t the first time this had happened. Each time, police take the victim’s body away and there’s no investigation. This time, we wanted to take it ourselves to the morgue to show that we’re determined to find out the circumstances of his death.
These police operations have been taking place every day for the past three months, each time with the same brutality. People need to know how we’re being treated here. It can’t continue like this.