Protests across France against new law censoring images of police

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Thousands of demonstrators including journalists and representatives of rights groups held protests in Paris and cities nationwide on Saturday against a 'global security' bill currently before parliament which proposes censoring the publication of police officers' faces, an increase in police powers and an expansion of surveillance operations.

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After France’s parliament on Friday voted to approve a controversial law that will ban the publication of images of on-duty police officers as well as expand the use of surveillance drones and police powers, journalists’ groups, human rights activists and unions – including Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International’s French branch – organised protests in Paris and other French cities on Saturday, reports FRANCE 24.