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Multiple clashes were reported in the first protests of the year in France on Saturday as thousands rallied in the streets across the country to condemn the contentious “comprehensive security bill”, with the police arresting 75 demonstrators. reports that according to the organizers, over 200,000 people participated in 88 rallies throughout the country, while police authorities maintained that the turnout was around 34,000.

Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin took to Twitter to thank the police for mobilizing to supervise the demonstrations.

Darmanin revealed that 75 people were arrested for violating rules during the protests, including 24 in Paris, while at least 12 police and gendarmes were injured during the clashes.

2021.01.17 / 23:34
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