France: Police fire water cannons as clashes erupts in Paris rally over 'global security' bill

Police fired water cannons against protesters who were demonstrating in Paris on Saturday against the 'global security' bill. Tensions escalated into clashes as protesters were seen throwing projectiles at the police, and the latter firing water cannons on multiple occasions in a bid to disperse the rallygoers. The crowds chanted 'freedom' and confronted lines of police officers, while holding signs with messages such as 'National Police = State Militia.' The 'global security' bill, approved on Friday evening by the French National Assembly, makes it illegal to disseminate images in which police officers or gendarmes can be personally identified, and has been heavily criticised by activists and journalists, who state it would present a danger to press freedom. The bill now has to be approved by the Senate.
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