France under fire for police tactics and planned legal curbs

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Human rights commissioner Dunja Mijatovic expressed worry about injuries from rubber ball launchers and other police anti-riot methods.

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Is France cracking down too hard on yellow vest protesters? A top European human rights official thinks so, joining other critics decrying the police use of high-velocity rubber projectiles and a draft law that could authorize local officials to prevent people from taking part in protests on public order grounds, reports The Japan Times.