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France: Police officers stage for better working conditions before meeting with Hollande02:09

France: Police officers stage for better working conditions before meeting with Hollande

France, Paris
October 26, 2016 at 15:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of police officers took to the streets to demonstrate for better working conditions, in Paris, on Wednesday.

The protest was part of a country-wide protest organised by police unions, and dubbed "March of anger." The police officers called for better resources, finances and a change in regulations for self-defence. They also demanded more action to be taken against citizens who attack the police.

One anonymous police officer stressed, "Something must change, we are tired of this, we are taken for less than nothing, and fingers are always pointed at the police following every intervention."

The protest started in Paris’ Place de la Republique and ended at the hospital Saint Louis, where an injured police officer is being treated. This is the first legal protest, following a series of illegal ones staged by the police over the past ten days.

The French President Francois Hollande will meet with the police unions later today.

France: Police officers stage for better working conditions before meeting with Hollande02:09
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Hundreds of police officers took to the streets to demonstrate for better working conditions, in Paris, on Wednesday.

The protest was part of a country-wide protest organised by police unions, and dubbed "March of anger." The police officers called for better resources, finances and a change in regulations for self-defence. They also demanded more action to be taken against citizens who attack the police.

One anonymous police officer stressed, "Something must change, we are tired of this, we are taken for less than nothing, and fingers are always pointed at the police following every intervention."

The protest started in Paris’ Place de la Republique and ended at the hospital Saint Louis, where an injured police officer is being treated. This is the first legal protest, following a series of illegal ones staged by the police over the past ten days.

The French President Francois Hollande will meet with the police unions later today.

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