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France will vote today on its Orwellian police ‘wellbeing’ law

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Report. Protests sprang up across the country against the new law that will be voted on next Tuesday. In particular, Article 24 promises up to a year in prison and a €45,000 fine for those who spread unflattering images of police.

written by Anna Maria Merlo

Topic European Union


November 24, 2020

There was a large “stationary” protest at the Trocadero in the capital, plus sit-ins in about 20 other French cities, to protest against the Orwellian-titled “Global Security” law, which will be up for a final vote on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The protests are focused in particular against one article, Art. 24, which punishes with up to one year in prison and a €45,000 fine anyone who disseminates images of policemen or gendarmes “with the manifest purpose of damaging their physical or psychological well-being.”

The adjective “manifest,”........

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