France Is Fighting Back Against New Laws Making It Illegal to Film Police

France is fighting back against police brutality and the new laws the government is passing to continue its abuses against the people. Loi Sécurité Globale is a new set of laws the French government passed last week making it illegal for people to film the police for accountability reasons. The law criminalizes (45K or up to 1 year in prison) publishing images of police officers where they can be identified or if it could “harm psychological or physical integrity”.

Basically everything falls under that umbrella, making it illegal to film the police.

The law doesn’t stop there though. Loi Sécurité Globale includes reinforcing local police forces, further enforcing criminal offenses towards police, and explanding the use of surveillance drones against citizens, while now allowing police to open carry their weapons into public buildings.


And all this amidst the ongoing police violence that already plagues the country. This summer, three French police officers were charged with manslaughter over the death of a delivery man, Cedric Chouviat, that bystanders caught on video.

France’s Defender of Rights, Claire Hédon says, ”The publication of images relating to police interventions is legitimate and necessary for a functioning democracy, this bill poses ‘considerable risks’ on information freedom and privacy.”

Emmanuel Poupard, Secretary General of the National Journalists Union says, “the police law has only one goal: to boost the sense of impunity of law enforcement officers and make police brutality invisible.”

So the people are fighting back. LETS GO FRANCE.

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