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France

2020

19

Jan

French police evacuate Macron from theatre amid protest

A group of anti-government protestors tried to enter a Paris theater while French President Emmanuel Macron was inside, according to media reports Friday. Reports said dozens of protesters gathered in front of the theater after accounts shared on social media indicated Macron was in the venue. Protesters chanted slogans against Macron and tried to enter […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , AA

16

Jan

France, West Africa nations vow to step up anti-militant fight

France and its five partner nations in the Sahel region of West Africa pledged on Monday to bolster their fight against militants waging an increasingly deadly insurgency while urging allies to join their effort to restore government control across the vast region. President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania, and […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , Trt World

15

Jan

Police violence: Macron requests “proposals” to “improve ethics”

Emmanuel Macron asked the government Tuesday for “clear proposals to improve the ethics” of the police, faced with new accusations of violence. “Behaviors that are not acceptable have been either seen or pointed out,” said the head of state in Pau, while also deploring “the violence and political nihilism” that some protesters say. Without “generalizing” […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , Teller Report

14

Jan

The Paris prosecutor’s office opens two investigations for police violence

In the aftermath of a demonstration against the pension reform project in Paris, the Paris prosecutor’s office announced to Franceinfo, Friday, January 10, the opening of investigations for “intentional violence by a person holding public authority” about two incidents the videos of which were posted on social media. They were entrusted to the IGPN.The first case is […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , 24 News

13

Jan

Hard intervention from the French police

In France, the actions of President Emmanuel Macron regarding the economic policies are in the 61st week. The demonstrators met once again on the streets of Paris with those protesting pension reform. Pension protests in the country on the 38th day. In the demonstrations in the capital Paris, the police intervened harshly against the protesters. […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

10

Jan

French police restraint techniques criticised after Paris arrest death

Human rights groups and lawyers have criticised French police restraint techniques after a 42-year-old delivery driver died after being held on the ground during a police check near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France’s citizens’ rights ombudsman, Jacques Toubon opened an inquiry into the case of Cédric Chouviat, a father of five, who was stopped on […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , The Guardian

08

Jan

French MP depicts ‘terrorist act’ for strikes

In France, Jean-Pierre Pont, a member of parliament from the Republican March (LREM) movement, which was founded by President Emmanuel Macron, described the strikes against pension reform as a terrorist act. Pont, a ruling LREM deputy, announced to the media about strikes launched against pension reform that paralyzed life. “It is completely illegal to take […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

08

Jan

A person killed in France by police violence

According to French media reports, on 3 January in Paris, Cedric Chouviat was subjected to violence during police control. Chouviat, who was seriously injured due to the harsh intervention of the police, died after being in a coma for 2 days in the hospital. The first statement made by the police, said Chouviat died of […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

2019

24

Dec

French colonialism more than just ‘grave mistake’

French President Emmanuel Macron has trivialized France’s colonial past in Africa in which more than two million people were killed as a “grave mistake” while the country looks for new ways to maintain its dominance over the continent. “Too often, France is perceived as taking a supremacy stance and to dress itself in the rags […]

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Country: France
Source: AA

23

Dec

French surgeon ‘may have raped 349 children’ over 30 year career

A retired French surgeon may have raped or sexually abused as many as 349 children over the 30 years of his career, a prosecutor investigating the case said Friday. This could be France’s biggest-ever paedophilia case. Joel Le Scouarnec, 68, is planned on trial in March for the rape and sexual abuse of four child […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , Euro News