France’s ruling party is promising a change in the controversial security bill


“It’s because we’re determined to protect our police and do so without ambiguity, but we also remove doubts and misunderstandings. […] that we are therefore proposing a completely new wording for Article 24, “said Christophe Castaner, leader of Macron’s La Republique En Marche!

Castaner did not specify how Article 24 could be rewritten, which would penalize the dissemination of images of police officers with the intent to cause harm to them.

In France, there are protests against the proposed security law

Last week, there were protests across France against the so-called “global security law”, which also contains controversial provisions that critics say extend the state’s right to control citizens.

It also resists the so-called “New National Police System” announced by Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin in September, which requires journalists to disperse during protests when instructed by the police, thus preventing them from reporting in real time protests that have taken place in recent years. they were often stormy.

More than 100 local elected officials in the Paris region announced their participation in Saturday’s demonstration at a public forum in the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche.

The protests marked the end of a tense week in which two major police violence occurred when the law was reviewed by France’s lower house, the National Assembly.

The bill was passed by Parliament on Tuesday and put to a vote in the Senate early next year.