In Paris: Thousands protest against police violence, demand free press

In Paris: Thousands protest against police violence, demand free press

In Paris, France, thousands of protesters rallied on Saturday against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers allegedly beating and racially abusing a music producer.

Security forces fired tear gas at the protest march against police violence after masked protesters launched fireworks at their lines, put up barricades and threw stones.

Thousands of people across France marched in protest and demanded a free press after footage of police beating a black music producer surfaced.

The images fanned anger about a draft law that is seen as curbing the right of journalists to report on police brutality.

In Paris: Thousands protest against police violence, demand free press

Protesters in Paris set street furniture on fire and clashed with police as they tried to block access to certain streets.

In Lille, Rennes, Strasbourg and other cities, thousands more protested against the draft bill that makes it a crime to circulate images of police officers in certain circumstances.

Opponents say the proposed law limits press freedom.

Police fire tear gas at Paris protest against police violence

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