In all cities where rallies were held, the situation remained calm, with the exception of Nantes, where there were clashes between protesters and police, the country’s Interior Ministry said.
At least 34,000 people took part in protests against the passage of a “global security” law in France this Saturday. This was reported by BFMTV, citing data from the Interior Ministry.
According to its information, about 6.5 thousand participants joined the protest procession in Paris, despite the cold weather and snowstorms, who marched from Place Felix Eboue to the Bastille Square. There were no clashes between demonstrators and police.
As stressed in the ministry, in all cities where rallies were held, the situation remained calm, with the exception of Nantes, where there were clashes between the protesters and the police. As a result of clashes in this city, 12 police officers were injured. A total of 75 people were detained in France.
Protests against the global security bill in France began late last year. The protesters oppose Article 24, which would impose heavy fines and prison sentences on those who post photos of police officers on the Internet that clearly show their faces and provide their addresses and names. Critics of the document argue that it “infringes on freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.