In recent months, France has seen a wave of protests – from the Yellow Vest movement to demonstrations against pension reform. While alleged cases of police brutality are on the rise, with videos of suspected police misconduct widely shared on social media, many police officers argue they’re only matching the level of violence they’re facing from protesters. Our team reports.
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In This Story: France
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.