On 30 January 2021, thousands of demonstrators gathered in multiple French cities to protest a controversial security bill that would criminalize the publication of images of police officers with the intent to harm them. Approximately 5,000 protesters demonstrated in the Place de la Republique in central Paris. Clashes began approximately one hour before the curfew started at 1800 local time (1700 UTC), with protesters throwing various projectiles at security forces. In response, police officers used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters. In the southern city of Montpellier, approximately 3,000 protesters gathered for a demonstration. Protests also occurred in the western city of Nantes, with approximately 1,750 protesters in attendance. Four police officers were injured in the violence in Nantes, and authorities arrested at least one protester. Meanwhile, in Rennes, police officers arrested at least four individuals during the protest. There were no additional reports of injuries or arrests.