75 arrested in protests against security bill in France

75 arrested in protests against security bill in France
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  • calendar-gray 18 January 2021

Multiple clashes were reported in the first protests of the year in France on Saturday as thousands rallied in the streets across the country to condemn the contentious “comprehensive security bill”, with the police arresting 75 demonstrators, APA reports quoting Anaadolu Agency. 

According to the organizers, over 200,000 people participated in 88 rallies throughout the country, while police authorities maintained that the turnout was around 34,000.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin took to Twitter to thank police for mobilizing to supervise the demonstrations.

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