In the center of Paris, on the Place de la Bastille, the facade of the headquarters of the Bank of France caught fire. A video from the scene appeared on the page in Twitter 6w.
Also, a fire broke out in a beer restaurant located nearby. The fires started as a result of riots during a demonstration against the Global Security Act. A nearby kiosk is also on fire, according to Twitter prefecture of police.
“Protesters interfere with firefighters to extinguish fires,” warned the prefecture of Paris. As noted by the French Interior Ministry, on Saturday 46 thousand protesters took to the streets of Paris.
The footage published on the Web shows that the protesters are defending themselves from the police with umbrellas and furniture, as a result, law enforcement officers retreat.
According to the latest information, 10 people were detained.
The action against the adoption of the 24th article of the draft law “On global security” began at about 14:00 (16:00 Moscow time).
Protests are also taking place in other major cities in France. From 1,400 to 4,000 people took to the streets of Lille, BFM.TV notes.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Lyon. One policeman and several protesters were injured in the clashes. Several thousand demonstrators marched on the outskirts of Strasbourg’s historic center.
As reported by Radio France internationale, on November 24, the French National Assembly adopted in the first reading the draft law “On Global Security”. According to Article 24 of the document, for disseminating an image of a “face or other element of identification” of a policeman or gendarme “with the obvious purpose of harming their physical or mental integrity” faces a year in prison and a fine of € 45,000.