FRENCH PEOPLE PROTEST AGAINST NEW SECURITY BILL

Highlights
• This new law would prohibit people from filming police officials and posting images and videos on social media platforms
• According to the protesters certain provisions of the bill hinder the public privacy as it allows police to use drones and cameras in order to track people
• To disperse the violent crowd, the police used water cannon against protesters at Republique square in Paris


In a response to the new security bill imposed by the French government, several people came on the streets of France on Saturday. These people are protesting against the draft legislation of the new security law that criminalizes filming police on duty. This new law would prohibit people from filming police officials and posting images and videos on social media platforms.
According to the protesters certain provisions of the bill hinder the public privacy as it allows police to use drones and cameras in order to track people. On the other hand, the French government is saying that these new measures are for public safety, though activists are demanding a complete withdrawal of the proposed legislation.
To disperse the violent crowd, the police used water cannon against protesters at Republique square in Paris.
Along with the new security bill, few protesters are also expressing their opposition to the latest restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the dreadful virus. France has come up with new preventive measures that ban people from going out between 6 pm and 6 am.