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France

2019

06

Dec

Tear gas and arrests at ‘largest French strike in decades’

Protesters choked on tear gas shot by French police as tens of thousands of union members marched through the centre of Paris in a show of force on Thursday. Dozens were arrested by riot police in the capital, and tear gas was also fired at protesters marching in the western city of Nantes. The marches […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , AJ

04

Dec

In France, anti-Zionism and antisemitism will be considered equivalent

The French National Assembly approved the draft law, which regarded anti-Zionism as equivalent to antisemitism. French National Assemblyin the voting, anti-zionismn Anti-Semitismand without any sanction, the bill was accepted with 72 ‘no’ vote and 154 ‘yes’ vote. The bill was based on the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. In an open letter published in the […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , MBS News

29

Nov

Thousands of bodies left to decay at donation center at Paris-Descartes University

Thousands of bodies were left to decay at a donation center at Paris-Descartes University, leading to an investigation from the school. An investigation from L’Express newspaper published Tuesday revealed that dozens of bodies were left to decompose on tables in what was described as a “mass grave,” and alleged some body parts were sold to private […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , NY Daily

28

Nov

French police evacuate migrants from northern Paris site

French police started evacuating migrants on Thursday (Nov 28) from an illegal camp site in northern Paris, the local police force said in a statement, as the government aims to show it is taking a tougher stance on illegal immigration. The police said it would be moving between 200 and 300 people from the illegal […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Channel News Asia

22

Nov

French nun misses out on retirement home place over veil ban

A French nun was forced to turn down a place in a state retirement home because she was told she would have to stop wearing her religious habit and headscarf. The case has reopened the row over secularism in France just weeks after a Muslim woman was asked to remove her headscarf while accompanying a […]

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Country: France
Source: EuroNews , The Local

18

Nov

Yellow vest anniversary protests lead to 254 arrests across France

The violence in Paris, where police battled rioters for hours around the southeastern Place d’Italie square, was the worst in the French capital in months. A total of 173 people were arrested in the city, Castaner told Europe 1 radio, revising upwards Saturday’s count of 147. Dozens more were arrested in smaller protests in cities […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , The Local

07

Nov

French police begin clearing makeshift migrant camp in Paris

Around 600 French police took part in the evacuation which began in the early hours of Thursday morning. Between 1,500 to 3,000 migrants, including 250 women and children, had been living in the camps that had sprung up alongside major roads, underneath motorway flyovers and bridges around the Porte de la Chapelle area of northern […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , The local

30

Oct

French Senate bans mothers wearing headscarves from school trips

The French Senate approved a bill Tuesday proposed by the mainstream right that would oblige women wearing headscarves to remove them when accompanying school outings. The issue has been in the news in recent weeks since a far-right politician objected to a mother wearing a headscarf who was accompanying a school trip to a regional […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , DS

29

Oct

Paris police arrest man who allegedly shouted ‘Allahu akbar!’ during ‘Joker’ film screening

Police in Paris have detained a man who stood up and started shouting “Allahu akbar!” during a screening of the film “Joker,” sending moviegoers into a panic, witnesses say. The 34-year-old individual, who has not yet been identified, is now being observed in the psychiatric ward of police headquarters following the incident Sunday night at the massive Grand Rex […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Fox News

29

Oct

Man with rightwing links tries to burn French mosque, shoots two

An 84-year-old former candidate for France’s ultra-right party shot and wounded two men in their seventies Monday as he attacked a mosque, prompting the government to express “solidarity” with Muslims hours after railing against Islamic “separatism”. The octogenarian attacked the mosque as two men were preparing it for afternoon prayers, Bayonne mayor Jean-Rene Etchegaray told […]

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Country: France
Source: Hürriyet , France 24