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France: Rally in Paris denounces suicide rate among police officers

France, Paris
March 13, 2019 at 06:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

Members of police unions and associations gathered at the Place du Trocadero in Paris on Tuesday, to raise awareness of suicides among officers.

Since the beginning of the year, 18 police officers have committed suicide, according to Guillaume Lebeau, the president of the association 'Mouvement des policiers en colere.' In 2018, 89 members of the French police took their own lives, according to media reports citing police unions.

Demonstrators say stressful working conditions and scarce resources have contributed to the deaths, by increasing pressure on police officers.

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Members of police unions and associations gathered at the Place du Trocadero in Paris on Tuesday, to raise awareness of suicides among officers.

Since the beginning of the year, 18 police officers have committed suicide, according to Guillaume Lebeau, the president of the association 'Mouvement des policiers en colere.' In 2018, 89 members of the French police took their own lives, according to media reports citing police unions.

Demonstrators say stressful working conditions and scarce resources have contributed to the deaths, by increasing pressure on police officers.

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