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    French President Emmanuel Macron has described the beating of a Black man by police officers as an “unacceptable attack” that shamed his country. Music producer Michel Zecler was trying to enter his Paris studio, when four police agents started punching him. The incident was caught on camera. And it took place during a nationwide debate about a new bill that restricts the filming of police while on duty. Civil rights groups and journalists have raised concern that this bill would allow police brutality to go undiscovered.

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    Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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