World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 24 Mar, 2021 00:00 am

France: Protests continue against police violence and the “global security” law

France: Protests continue against police violence and the “global security” law
On Saturday, dozens of demonstrations took place across France in opposition to police violence and the “global security” law that passed its first reading in the Senate on Thursday.

Devised by Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, a former member of the far-right Action Française, it aims to free the police state from any restraint in its operations against strikes and demonstrations.While Macron is pursuing the same policy of herd immunity that has led to almost 900,000 COVID-19 deaths across Europe and is building up a police state, the protest organisers were calling on Macron and Darmanin to negotiate with them.” But this irresponsibility is promoted incessantly from the top of the police state itself.Opposing the drive to a police state and stopping the pandemic through a genuine policy of social distancing requires the international mobilisation of the broadest sections of the working class.

On Saturday, dozens of demonstrations took place across France in opposition to police violence and the “global security” law that passed its first reading in the Senate on Thursday.The demonstrators’ demands against police violence are legitimate and enjoy wide support.

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