France: Protesters clash with police over new security law

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    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. –

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