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DECEMBER 2021

France To Sacrifice Its Security Amid Growing Terrorist Threat

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France To Sacrifice Its Security Amid Growing Terrorist Threat

Illustrative image. Photo: Francois Mori

Widespread protests are taking place in numerous world regions.

The countries in Central and Latin America, such as Peru, Guatemala, Chile, and Brazil, face mass demonstrations against existing political regimes.

Armenian defeat in the Nagorno-Karabakh region resulted in violence in Yerevan. A wave of protests came in Georgia after the parliamentary elections.

The protests do not subside in the European region. The situation in Belarus remains tense after the presidential elections in August 2020. The largest protests over the past decades took place in Poland after the introduction of a strict abortion ban.

Violent demonstrations and clashes with police are reported in Germany, amid the introduction of new restrictive measures against the COVID pandemic. The entrepreneurs go out on the streets of Spain, Ukraine, Italy, England, where the demonstrations often lead to clashes with law enforcement officers.

British police officers are detaining participants of protests against the government’s quarantine measures in Liverpool:

Police actively used water cannons to disperse protesters in Berlin:

Situation remains unstable in France, where, since mid-September, the “yellow jackets” and trade unions protested against job cuts in large employer companies.

Mass protests once again flare up in Paris and other big cities. Surprisingly, they are not related to restrictive measures or the economic consequences of the pandemic. This time, the streets are flooded with those who disagreed with the introduction of a new draft law “On global security”.

The new law prohibits the distribution on social networks and in the media of any images or videos of law enforcement officers at the time they perform their duties, according to which they can be identified. The purpose of the law project is to protect police officers from threats of persecution by Islamists, radical activists, criminals etc.

Article 24 banning filming of law enforcement officials was approved by a large majority on November 20 in the first reading by the French National Assembly. This law project provides for a fine of 45 thousand euros and a year in prison.

The day after the adoption at first reading by the Assembly of a text penalizing the malicious dissemination of images of the police officers, demonstrations took place in the center of Paris,  this Saturday, November 21. Under the knockdown, about 1000 people attended the first protests in Paris, but even such a small rally turned into clashes with the police, who were forced to use water cannons and tear gas. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities: Toulouse, Bordeaux, Rennes, Lille.

During the protests on November 22, at least 23 participants were arrested. Some people, including police officers, were injured.

At the same time, some videos demonstrate police support for the protesters. The offiers take off their helmets and show their faces.

The demonstrators are ambiguous about the consequences of the adoption of such a law.

The provisions of the draft law threaten the free information of the population and the freedom of press. Journalists do not support this law project because it prevents them from freely reporting on protests or other events where the police are involved. Discontent with journalists in France turned into an acute phase after several journalists were detained at a demonstration on Tuesday, one of them was detained for 12 hours.

The reaction of the Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanen, was not long in coming. The next day, he stated that media personnel must be accredited for each manifestation in order to be able to freely cover the event on the spot. Later, he said that anyone can film and take photos without an accreditation, only the publication of videos and photos of law enforcement officers with captions calling for violence and hatred will be punished. On Saturday, he wrote on his Twitter that ” It is in no way intended to accredit or authorize a journalist to cover an event: each journalist is obviously free to do so or not.”

As journalists complain about the threat to the principle of freedom of speech, then most of the protesters fear an increase in arbitrariness of law enforcement officials.

At the same time, the threat of terrorist acts is growing, number of murders is increasing in the country, gangs and entire diasporas have got out of the control of law enforcement agencies. This was confirmed by the fierce clashes between the Chechen and Arab diasporas in the summer of 2020.

However, the very population of France is likely not to notice the existing threats and continues to persistently promote the neoliberal agenda, while sacrificing their own defenders.

Already in the summer, after the Black Lives Matter movement began in the US, France rushed to take action to prevent any kind of racism and sacrificed the safety of its own police officers.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said that a racist had no right to wear the uniform of a policeman or gendarme. The minister will not allow discrimination in the ranks of the law enforcement officers, any case will result in suspension from service, investigation and punishment. Policemen and gendarmes were prohibited from performing actions that are potentially life-threatening: no strangulation, pressure on the neck or the back of the head. The police officer, betrayed by her own leadership, managed to bring Castaner to the resignation.

Also today, liberal-minded activists do not think about ensuring the safety of police officers, who are increasingly risking their lives to protect citizens. The population unreasonably fears police brutality more than, for example, the growing terrorist threat.

An illustrative example for French citizens could be the Belorussian opposition, who deliberately spreads personal information of the law enforcement officers to expose them and their families to the prosecution. Apparently, such a cruelty and impunity represent the unmitigated good of Western model for opposition activists.

The ensuing discussion in the French political establishment confirms the deep contradictions both among the country’s political elites and in society itself. To all appearances, today’s obstacles are just another signal that France is not yet ready to blindly follow a neoliberal, individualistic agenda and remains  to some extent committed to right-wing conservative values.

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Porc Halal

“Article 24 banning filming of law enforcement officials was approved by a large majority on November 20 in the first reading by the French National Assembly” … Ok, well…I imagine how France could have reacted if this law had been voted and applied in Belarus or Russia during the anti-government protests …

occupybacon

So after all Macron used just a bit of anti-islam discourse to impose the police state… well well well how much he care about the republic and freedom if speech!

Porc Halal

It turned out he did not used any anti-islam discourse after all…he just baned the political islam…to me it is just half measure and it will end up being useless…the mistake was to consider islam just as a religion ;)…which is completely false …islam is an occult social-political concept

occupybacon

Hinduism also has social ruling system. And promotes conquering the world my making many children.

Zionism = EVIL

Hindus also believe in shitin the streets, burning widows, molesting the lower castes and drinking cow piss, not to mention karma. The froggies like all racist colonialCUNTS are being repaid in Karma. In a few years they will be a colony of Algeria :)

occupybacon

Well, that’s what I don’t like to my religion also, when something bad happens people go to church instead of doing things. Is this behaviour in Islam too? I guess it is because it’s burrowed in lazyness which is universal.

Jens Holm

It always has been a dilemma if You should see police and others as representativives for the Goverment.

I would recommend the poice all has numbers and fx change them all every year. By that we can see number 345 and 765 are doing wrong or almost wrong.

And we do see more and more threads here agains public emplyed and also journalists. Its not ths state doing that but the morons not respecting the laws even they are only few.

And we have them. Some Danish one insist in burning muslim bibles. Thats anytime allowed here and flagss too. But is it a clever thing to do. I dont think so. Many muslims dont care and most muslims already know religion is a private matter and no law here.

I partly agree with Porc Halal in this. Things in France has to be sharper. Erdogan has just again told why. No more political Turkish Priests here. No more of a lot of things and more Govermental control for all medias.

So some smaller changes in France and fx in my Country as well is nothing to, whats going on in many many other countries. That goes very much for Russia and China as well.

Go there … You wont be missed.

Potato Man

“FRANCE TO SACRIFICE ITS SECURITY AMID GROWING TERRORIST THREAT”
“sacrifice” they never had any privacy in the first place…

“growing terrorist” LMFAO
Which countries welcomed Wahhabism (the poison) to weaken Muslims in ME?
Which counties are still fully supporting Wahhabism?
I remember France supporting FSA/terrorists groups and they did killed Syria soldiers to slow Syrian to become free from Wahhabi shitheads.

NATO fuk faces:
“Paris is also following public opinion. According to a Odoxa Densung-Consulting poll from February 2019, 80 percent of the French are in favour of taking IS members to court in Iraq or Syria – instead of bringing them back home.”
Why you don’t like your freedom fighters to be hold in court in France…you love them so much in MSM.

They is no such thing as privacy anymore…and France is in goy hands.

johnny rotten

France is not of the French since the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-1871, when losing France was redeemed by the Rothschilds who paid the price imposed by the Prussians, since then France is pure fiction, the brief moment of De Gaulle was just an accident which was solved with the riots of 1968.

Trap Is Not Gay

I don’t doubt.

John Brown

Yes exactly. Same with the UK after about 1850

Zionism = EVIL

Who asked these stupidCUNTS to go colonize others and commit genocide. What goes around comes around.

Zionism = EVIL

France is literally the shithole of Europe.

Davki

This is totally off. The terrorist scare is ridiculous. It only ever comes up when distraction from real problems is needed. BTW, Putin is an expert in this, as he used this to great effect when he first consolidated is power. Doing away with accountability and civil rights is not providing “security”. Whoever gives up a little liberty for a little security will lose both – and deserves neither. Again, the whole Sunni extremist shit is a sham. They’re either paid by Russia or by the US and their European vassals. Even Bashar al-Asad (al-Wahshi) supported them, so he had an excuse to cling to power. Hey, it’s either them or us. Sure to choose Colera over the pest.

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