Paris, December 5 Demonstrations were held in several cities in France on the 5th. Police and demonstrators clashed in some demonstration sites, and more than 60 demonstrators were arrested.
French media reported that more than 90 demonstrations were held in many parts of France, including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille and other cities, and issued a bill on the Government’s recently proposed Overall Security Act.
Demonstrators asked the government to delete section 24 of the Holistic Security Act. According to the statistics of the French Ministry of the Interior, more than 50,000 people participated in the demonstrations in France that day, including about 5,000 in Paris.
The Paris Police Department said that 400 to 500 looters infiltrated the parade, smashed the glass of some businesses and banks along the street, and burned some vehicles. French Interior Minister Dalmanen said on social media that 64 people have been arrested and eight policemen have been injured.
The French government recently introduced the bill on the Holistic Security Act and submitted it to Parliament for consideration. Article 24 of it stipulates that maliciously spreading the image of the police and gendarmerie and disclosing their facial features and identity information shall be punished.
The recent violent police law enforcement incident in France has exacerbated the dissatisfaction of French public opinion with the relevant provisions of the Act on the Holistic Security Act and triggered large-scale demonstrations in several French cities on November 28. In the face of public pressure, French Prime Minister Castel said on December 1 that the government would not delete article 24, but would revise it to find a “balanced solution”.