French government drops draft law curbing filming of police officers

FRENCH GOVERNMENT DROPS DRAFT LAW CURBING FILMING OF POLICE OFFICERS
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The French government has dropped a controversial bill that would have curbed the right to film police officers in action, the speaker of French President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party said on Monday.

"The bill will be completely rewritten and a new version will be submitted," Christophe Castaner, head of the LaRem party in the French parliament told a news conference.

Tens of thousands of people across France marched against the draft law on Saturday.

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