WATCH Riot police crack down on anti-Global Security Bill protesters in Paris
As protesters marched near the Place de la Republique in Paris, police also took to the streets in riot gear, and several clashes between demonstrators and officers took place.
FRANCE TODAY; protest against Global Security Bill hits streets of Paris , pic.twitter.com/gpqkgjl2Kd— @KassMedefer (@KMedefer) January 30, 2021
Saturday’s demonstrations are only the latest protests against the security bill, which would fine offenders thousands and possibly land them behind bars for up to a year. Rallies in Marseille, Paris, Lyon, and other cities descended into violence in December, as protesters launched projectiles at riot police, and vehicles and businesses were vandalized.
In response to the protests, government officials announced they would rewrite Article 24, which takes aim at photos and videos of officers, and find a more balanced approach.
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