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Freedom of Speech

2019

28

Mar

France bans yellow vests rallies on Champs-Elysees for 2nd week in row

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Wednesday that he had instructed the police to ban the yellow vest protests on the Champs-Elysees avenue, located in the heart of the French capital, for the second consecutive weekend. “The request for a demonstration on the Champs-Elysees next Saturday [March 30] is an incitement to further violence. I gave the […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , Sputnik

21

Mar

France to deploy troops to maintain security during Yellow Vest protests

French President Emmanuel Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces to focus on maintaining public order, in comments reported on Wednesday by government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux. About 7,000 soldiers, most armed with automatic weapons, are already deployed across the country in what the military calls Operation Sentinel, which […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , France 24

20

Mar

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty in immigration protest given probation

The woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Independence Day last year to protest against the separation of migrant families at the US-Mexico border has been sentenced to five years’ probation and 200 hours of community service. Therese Patricia Okoumou, who is known as Patricia, was sentenced in […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

18

Mar

French President Macron considers banning protests on Champs Elysees

French President Emmanuel Macron is considering banning all demonstrations on the Champs Elysees after “yellow vest” rioters wrecked the iconic Parisian avenue last weekend, an official from the president’s office said on Monday. On Saturday, protesters related with the “yellow vest” movement burned down the famous Fouquet’s restaurant on the Champs Elysees as well as […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , Reuters

13

Mar

France accused of “repression” policy to quell protests

The French state under Emmanuel Macron has been accused of “strengthening security and repression” not only to tackle terrorist threats but also to deal with anti-government gilets jaunes protesters and migrants. In his 2018 annual report released on Tuesday, Jacques Toubon, the official rights defender or national ombudsman, complained of an unprecedented number of preventive […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , FT

25

Feb

Thousands march as France’s yellow vest protests rumble on

Tens of thousands of people marched on Saturday in Paris and other cities and dozens were arrested as France’s “yellow vest” movement staged its 15th consecutive weekend of demonstrations against the government. Some 46,600 people joined the protests nationwide, including 5,800 in the capital, the Interior Ministry said. That was up from 41,500 last week, […]

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Country: France
Source: Sputnik , Reuters

14

Feb

France: At least 8,400 arrested in Yellow Vest protests

French interior minister said that some 8,400 people were arrested since the beginning of Yellow Vest protests three months ago, according to local media on Thursday. French daily Le Figaro quoted Christophe Castaner as saying that around 1,300 police officers, firefighters and gendarmes were injured since the beginning of the protests on Nov. 17 last […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , AA

13

Feb

Almost 1,800 verdicts issued over yellow vest protests in France

As many as 1,796 verdicts have been issued in France over violence linked to the yellow vest movement since the protests began in mid-November, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Tuesday. “Since the start of these events, 1,796 verdicts have been issued by the judiciary and 1,422 people are still waiting for court decisions … More than 1,300 […]

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Country: France
Source: Urdu Point , AA

31

Jan

French MPs condemn authoritarian plans to curtail gilets jaunes protests

French politicians have approved controversial measures to ban what the government calls “brute” troublemakers from street demonstrations as gilets jaunes (yellow vests) anti-government protests enter their 12th week. There were tense and heated exchanges in parliament late on Wednesday night, including from rebels within Emmanuel Macron’s own centrist party, as deputies backed giving regional prefects […]

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Country: France
Source: The Guardian

31

Jan

American prisoners coerced or tricked into providing voice-prints for use in eternal, secret, unchecked surveillance

In New York and other states across the country, authorities are acquiring technology to extract and digitize the voices of incarcerated people into unique biometric signatures, known as voice prints. Prison authorities have quietly enrolled hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people’s voice prints into large-scale biometric databases. Computer algorithms then draw on these databases to identify […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Intercept