A march punctuated by motocross performing figures took place in Sarcelles in memory of Ibrahima Bah, a 22-year-old man who died in 2019 of a two-wheel accident in a street of Villiers-le-Bel where there were police vans.
On October 9, the “Justice for Ibo” collective organized a march in Sarcelles accompanied by a wild motocross rodeo in memory of Ibrahima Bah. On October 6, 2019, this 22-year-old man died following a motocross accident that took place in a street in Villiers-le-Bel where police vans were located.
Nearly 250 people took part in the march, as well as about fifty two-wheelers. About twenty bikers roared their machines and made wheelies (a maneuver consisting of rolling on the rear wheel). According to Diané Bah, Ibrahima’s brother, many young people on motorcycles were unable to attend the demonstration. “They can come if they are wearing helmets with approved vehicles and unveiled license plates,” replied the commissioner responsible for supervising the event. Many bikers present at the event, however, did not meet these criteria, as noted The Parisian.
Images of the event were published by Anasse Kazib, a trade unionist claiming to be a Marxist and declared candidate for the 2022 presidential election.
Protesters shouting at the police blunder
On the day of the tragedy, one of the police vehicles was performing a maneuver. Ibrahima Bah then entered the sidewalk, then violently struck a pole, as the daily recalls. He died shortly after the shock, despite receiving heart massage from the police.
Two years later, the members of the “Justice for Ibo” collective (Ibrahima Bah’s nickname) remain convinced that it is not an accident and implicate the police. “Who killed Ibo?” Diané Bah launched to the crowd. “The police !” then responded the demonstrators several times, before chanting “Ibo, we want the videos” along the route, as also indicated The Parisian.
According to Diané Bah, a video taken at the time of the incident could support the thesis of a deliberate maneuver by the police van to block the road to the biker.