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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “France: Protesters clash with police over new security law” – below is their description.
Demonstrations have been held across France to protest against a planned law that restricts filming and publishing police officers’ faces. Anger against the proposed legislation has grown since a video emerged earlier in the month, showing police allegedly beating and racially abusing a Black music producer. Rights groups have called on Emmanuel Macron, who has denounced the actions of the police, to protect freedoms Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris, France. –Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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