France: Police disrupt demo decrying 'deprivation' of civil liberties in Saint-Nazaire

An anti-government protest was disrupted by law enforcement in Saint-Nazaire on Saturday. Several police officers stormed the protesters, who can be seen wearing masks, who were gathering at Commando square and proceeded to hand out fines and detain demonstrators. Law enforcement say the protesters were breaching measures related to crowd gatherings imposed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic... Еще, reports say. «There was a person who was alone and holding a banner. That person was taken into custody under the pretense of going out to demonstrate and expressing a political opinion. Where's the sanitary risk in all of this?» one protest said. According to a web page set up calling for the protest, the demonstration was put together by people from various groups, including Yellow vests, students, and environmentalists; among others. The demonstration was held to decry the actions of French President Emmanuel Macron's government and the «deprivation» of civil liberties amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those who organised the demonstration called on those planning on attending to «come masked and keep our distance.»

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