A law is to be voted in France to protect the police in protests: it is known as “article 24”; under this article, reporters can no more realize a footage of demonstrations. This is contrary to freedom of expression.
French people are protesting against this article. Filming the police can help in case of violence: they are fully responsible for their acts before the law.
And the violence of the police is real. If the text is signed into law, the French police will have the power of the American one: here is the reason of the protests.
As a citizen and a human rights activist, I call for the abolition of this article 24.
Everyone can demonstrate freely, and reporters must do their job without surveillance from the State.