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France: Protesters take to Paris streets to condemn 'extremely dangerous' security bill02:58

France: Protesters take to Paris streets to condemn 'extremely dangerous' security bill

France, Paris
January 16, 2021 at 23:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Opponents of the 'Global Security' bill took to the streets of Paris on Saturday, in spite of snowy conditions.

Protesters were out against a proposed bill which includes articles banning the public from filming police officers in the line of duty, raising concerns on the wider movement against police brutality. Critics argue that it will lead to less police accountability.

Priscillia Ludosky, one of the founders of the Yellow Vest movement, condemned several 'liberticidal' articles included in the bill.

"Article 25 allows law armed enforcement officers to enter public spaces outside of their working hours, it is extremely dangerous. For me it is absolutely unacceptable that this can be offered," she said.

The government announced late last year that it would rewrite Article 24 of the security bill - the provision that restricts the filming of police officers - following weeks of protests. The law in its current form makes it illegal to disseminate images in which police officers can be personally identified, among other things.

The bill has been heavily criticised by activists and journalists who say it violates freedom of the press, as well as UN human rights experts who have said the bill is in violation of international law.

France: Protesters take to Paris streets to condemn 'extremely dangerous' security bill02:58
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Opponents of the 'Global Security' bill took to the streets of Paris on Saturday, in spite of snowy conditions.

Protesters were out against a proposed bill which includes articles banning the public from filming police officers in the line of duty, raising concerns on the wider movement against police brutality. Critics argue that it will lead to less police accountability.

Priscillia Ludosky, one of the founders of the Yellow Vest movement, condemned several 'liberticidal' articles included in the bill.

"Article 25 allows law armed enforcement officers to enter public spaces outside of their working hours, it is extremely dangerous. For me it is absolutely unacceptable that this can be offered," she said.

The government announced late last year that it would rewrite Article 24 of the security bill - the provision that restricts the filming of police officers - following weeks of protests. The law in its current form makes it illegal to disseminate images in which police officers can be personally identified, among other things.

The bill has been heavily criticised by activists and journalists who say it violates freedom of the press, as well as UN human rights experts who have said the bill is in violation of international law.