During the evening of 17 November 2020, police officers deployed tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters near the National Assembly building in the capital Paris. Protesters threw objects such as bottles and debris at police officers and set fires in the streets. Demonstrators gathered earlier in the day near the National Assembly to protest a bill under debate, which if passed would criminalize the publication of images of police officers with the intent to harm them. Information regarding injuries and arrests remains unknown.