Protests continue as French Parliament passes controversial security bill

Protests in Paris continued nationwide as France’s Parliament gave its nod to the controversial security bill on November 24.

French lawmaker Eric Diard said that the move is “to prevent the publication of elements that would identify police officers in the intentional purpose of hurting them.”

Passed with an overwhelming majority, with 388 votes for while 104 been against, the bill will forbid anyone to publish images of police officers with the intent to cause harm. Those violating the law, will be subject to a $53,450 penalty and could serve a one-year jail sentence if convicted.

Adding further, he said, “Of course, it is essential for us to be able to film police officers, that’s the case, and that will remain that way because it is in no way the goal of this text to prohibit this.”

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