Parisians protest against police security bill

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Parisians are protesting against a bill that would make it a criminal offence to film or take photos of police with malevolent intent.

On Saturday French Police had to fire tear gas to control the protesters as the lashes began after some in the crowd threw stones and fireworks at the police. Cars were also set on fire.

Opponents say the bill undermines press freedom to document police brutality but the government is saying that it will help protect officers from online abuse.

BBC reported how earlier this week, footage emerged online of three white policemen racially abusing and beating a black music producer.

French President Emmanuel Macron described the incident as “unacceptable” and “shameful”. He also demanded government proposals on how to rebuild trust between police and citizens.