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Thousands Protest in French Cities Over Proposed Security Law

Thousands of people took the streets in cities across France on November 28 to protest a new law that would restrict sharing images of police officers.

A controversial provision of the law would make it a crime to publish photos or video footage of police officers on duty with intent to harm their “physical or psychological integrity.” The protests came after footage showing officers beating a Black man went viral in France. President Emmanuel Macron condemned the footage on Friday and called it an “unacceptable attack.”

This footage shows protests in Lyon on Saturday. Scuffles broke out in Paris, where police fired tear gas after protesters launched fireworks, erected barricades and threw stones, France 24 reported. Credit: Bill Denbrough via Storyful