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Massive protests against restrictions on press freedom took place across France

In Paris, that began peacefully escalated into riots and clashes with the police. Dozens of people were detained.





Across France on Saturday, November 28, more than 130,000 people took part in rallies in support of freedom of information. This was announced by the BFMTV TV channel with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

It is noted that about 46 thousand participants took to the streets in Paris. The procession in the capital began peacefully, but then the hooligans began setting fire to cars and kiosks, throwing paving stones and bottles at the police.

In total, about 70 demonstrations of opponents of 24 articles of the bill on global concerning the of police officers and gendarmes took place in the country. The document limits the rights of reporters to report police brutality, which is perceived as a pressure on press freedom.

We will remind, on November 17 in Paris, protesters were dispersed with water cannons and tear , several people were detained.

Earlier it was reported that in the French city of Nantes, Catholics held a mass to protest the  restrictions prohibiting church services.



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