MAP: Dozens of French cities brace for new protests on Saturday

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 11 Dec, 2020 Updated Fri 11 Dec 2020 15:10 CEST
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Protesters will be taking to the streets in cities across France on Saturday in yet another nationwide rallying cry against the French government's proposed security law.


The collective Coordination Stop Loi Sécurité Globale, named after the bill in question, will hold protests in dozens of French cities.

Last Saturday's protests ended in violent clashes, especially in Paris, where fringe protesters clad in black attacked police who used tear gas, water cannons and batons in response.

Consisting of several journalism unions and human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, the collective was formed to contest the so-called "global security law", which was passed in the lower house of French parliament but still faces legislative hurdles before entering into effect.

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On Saturday they will also call on the government to withdraw an article in the so-called separatism bill (Law to strengthen Republican principles), which they say "risks reintroducing" the most controversial part of the security law, Article 24.

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The map below shows where there will be protests in France on Saturday:


Following last week's violent clashes in Paris, organisers said they had decided against rallying the masses in the capital on Saturday as "the conditions for protesters' safety are not guaranteed".

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An independent Facebook event has called for protesters to meet at 2.30pm at Place du Châtelet in Paris in a demonstration that will head towards Place de la République, both in the centre of the capital.

An exact itinerary has not yet been published, but the route will likely look something like this:

Photo: Google Maps










The Local 2020/12/11 15:10

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