In Paris, the police used water cannons against protesters who disagree with the bill “On global security”, reports RIA News…
The protesters oppose one of the articles of the new bill, which, in their opinion, will violate freedom of information in France. This article provides for a fine or a prison term of one year for distributing images that would help identify law enforcement officers during an operation.
Journalists and human rights activists believe that this rule will not allow filming police officers and recording acts of violence on their part.
More than a thousand people have gathered in the Trocadero square today. The demonstration was organized by the trade unions of journalists. At first, the action was peaceful, but then some of the demonstrators started throwing bottles at the police.
It is noted that similar protests are taking place these days in other cities of France.
On Wednesday, a similar rally by opponents of the Global Security Bill also ended with the use of water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators.