PARIS, 28 November. / TASS /. About 46 thousand people took part in a protest against the adoption of the law "On global security" in Paris. This was announced on Saturday by the BFM TV channel with reference to the country's Interior Ministry.
"According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on Saturday 46 thousand people took part in the demonstration against the law" On Global Security, "the channel said. Last Saturday, the number of protesters was 22,000.
According to law enforcement agencies, 7.5 thousand people took part in a similar demonstration in Lyon, 6 thousand in Bordeaux, 1.5 thousand in Strasbourg, and 1.4 thousand in Lille.
As reported by the prefecture of the Parisian police, as of 19:45 (21:45 Moscow time) 46 people were detained in the French capital. The demonstrators were detained mainly for the use of force against police officers.
The Parisian police used water cannons to disperse the crowd of protesters in the Place de la Bastille in Paris, a TASS correspondent reports from the scene.
Earlier, there were clashes between the protesters and the police, during which the police used tear gas, but the riots continued. To disperse the crowd that remained in the square, law enforcement officers used a special car equipped with water cannons.
The main criticism from journalists, politicians and the public was caused by Article 24 of the Law "On Global Security", which concerns photo and video filming of law enforcement officers. This paragraph provides for the punishment of one year imprisonment and a fine of 45 thousand euros for disseminating "an image of a person or other element of identification of a representative of the national police, gendarme or municipal police officer with the aim of harming him physically or mentally." Consideration of the bill began in the lower house of parliament on November 18. Immediately after the start of the discussions, the first protests took place in Paris.