Water Cannons Used to Disperse Protestors

Nov 24, 2020

On 21 November 2020, police officers in Paris used water cannons to disperse protesters near the Eiffel Tower, after verbally warning the crowd to disperse multiple times. Thousands of people had gathered to protest a bill that would impose penalties for publishing images of police officers with intent to harm them. At least one police officer suffered minor injuries. Authorities stated that they arrested 23 protesters. Similar protests also took place in other cities around the country, including Lille, Montpellier, Nice and Rennes.

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