#MarchesDesLibertes: Massive Protests Erupt in France Over Police Brutality

Published November 30th, 2020 - 08:16 GMT

Tens of thousands of protesters head to streets of France to demonstrate the newly- approved security legislation likely to restrict the sharing images of police.

According to the government sources, the rallies against the security law took place nationwide, Saturday, November 28th, with 46,000 people marching in Paris as protests turned violent quickly.

Some protesters - carrying “Police everywhere, justice nowhere”, “police state” and “smile while you are beaten” slogans- threw stones at the security forces who responded by firing tear gas.

The new security bill, called "New National Policing Scheme", came out after a video about French policemen beating and racially abusing a Black music producer Michel Zecler. It shocked the country.

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Demonstrators in Paris protest on Saturday France's "global security" draft law. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

Demonstrators in Paris protest on Saturday France's "global security" draft law. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images

French protestors rally in Nantes on Friday against the new security law with more demonstrations expected on Saturday JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP

French protestors rally in Nantes on Friday against the new security law with more demonstrations expected on Saturday JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP

Dozens of rallies are planned Saturday, November 28, against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. (AFP/File)

Dozens of rallies are planned Saturday, November 28, against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. (AFP/File)

French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP)

French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP)

French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Picture credit: Jean-François Monier / AFP)

French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Picture credit: Jean-François Monier / AFP)

Many people are marching for our freedom in several French cities (despite the lockdown)! Against the authoritarian laws that the government has put in place in recent days. (Twitter)

Many people are marching for our freedom in several French cities (despite the lockdown)! Against the authoritarian laws that the government has put in place in recent days. (Twitter)

Massive crowd at Place de la République in Paris to protest Macron’s clampdown on civil liberties & proposed legislation that would criminalize filming of law enforcement. (Twitter)

Massive crowd at Place de la République in Paris to protest Macron’s clampdown on civil liberties & proposed legislation that would criminalize filming of law enforcement. (Twitter)

Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. (Image by @fatmaorgana / twitter)

Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. (Image by @fatmaorgana / twitter)

Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. ( twitter)

Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. ( twitter)

Demonstrators in Paris protest on Saturday France's "global security" draft law. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images
French protestors rally in Nantes on Friday against the new security law with more demonstrations expected on Saturday JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP
Dozens of rallies are planned Saturday, November 28, against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. (AFP/File)
French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP)
French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Picture credit: Jean-François Monier / AFP)
Many people are marching for our freedom in several French cities (despite the lockdown)! Against the authoritarian laws that the government has put in place in recent days. (Twitter)
Massive crowd at Place de la République in Paris to protest Macron’s clampdown on civil liberties & proposed legislation that would criminalize filming of law enforcement. (Twitter)
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. (Image by @fatmaorgana / twitter)
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. ( twitter)
Demonstrators in Paris protest on Saturday France's "global security" draft law. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators in Paris protest on Saturday France's "global security" draft law. Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images
French protestors rally in Nantes on Friday against the new security law with more demonstrations expected on Saturday JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP
French protestors rally in Nantes on Friday against the new security law with more demonstrations expected on Saturday JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER AFP
Dozens of rallies are planned Saturday, November 28, against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. (AFP/File)
Dozens of rallies are planned Saturday, November 28, against a new French law that would restrict sharing images of police, only days after the country was shaken by footage showing officers beating and racially abusing a black man. (AFP/File)
French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP)
French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP)
French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Picture credit: Jean-François Monier / AFP)
French lawmakers on Tuesday began debating a bill that could ban dissemination of images of police officers' faces, triggering protests in Paris and other French cities. (Picture credit: Jean-François Monier / AFP)
Many people are marching for our freedom in several French cities (despite the lockdown)! Against the authoritarian laws that the government has put in place in recent days. (Twitter)
Many people are marching for our freedom in several French cities (despite the lockdown)! Against the authoritarian laws that the government has put in place in recent days. (Twitter)
Massive crowd at Place de la République in Paris to protest Macron’s clampdown on civil liberties & proposed legislation that would criminalize filming of law enforcement. (Twitter)
Massive crowd at Place de la République in Paris to protest Macron’s clampdown on civil liberties & proposed legislation that would criminalize filming of law enforcement. (Twitter)
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. (Image by @fatmaorgana / twitter)
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. (Image by @fatmaorgana / twitter)
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. ( twitter)
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police. ( twitter)

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