July 31, 2021


World News

Protesters gather against ‘global security’ bill in Paris

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest against the so-called ‘global security’ bill in France at the Human Rights Square in Paris’ Trocadero on Saturday.

Protesters chanted ‘freedom’, whereas some of them held signs reading ‘Stop global security bill’ and ‘Democracy, where are you?’

The ‘global security’ bill, approved on Friday evening by the French National Assembly, makes it illegal to disseminate images in which police officers or gendarmes can be personally identified, and has been heavily criticised by activists and journalists, who state it would present a danger to press freedom.

The bill now has to be approved by the Senate.