The bill was approved 75 to 33 at the National Assembly, where French President Emmanuel Macron’s party, which proposed the measure, has a large majority. The Senate has already adopted the bill.
Newly proposed French national security bill has triggered protests, criticism from journalists, citizens and other human rights activists, because it will make it harder to document cases of police brutality.
Dozens of protesters launch projectiles at riot police, smash up shop windows, torch cars, and burn barricades during a demonstration in French capital against police violence and controversial security bill.
Proposed security law "should be comprehensively revised" as it is "incompatible" with international fundamental human rights and rewriting one or two articles will not be sufficient, UN special rapporteurs tell Paris.
The anger over the removal by police of a camp of migrants in central Paris followed the approval of a controversial law that attracted international criticism for curbing the freedom of the press and eroding law enforcement's accountability.
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