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France: Thousands of police join 'anger march' over working conditions, suicides in Paris

France, Paris
October 03, 2019 at 12:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of police officers joined a so-called 'National March of Anger' in Paris on Wednesday, to demonstrate against poor working conditions and rising suicides rates in their ranks.

The march, which was called by the country's police unions, was the first mass mobilisation by French police officers since 2001.

Protesters marched through the streets of the French capital, holding banners and flags of the French police union 'Alliance Police nationale'. Some protesters were also seen carrying cardboard coffins.

Some 52 officers have taken their own lives since January, according to unions.

Police officers decried a rise in hostility towards the police amid the ongoing 'Yellow Vest' protests, many of which have turned violent.

To see Ruptly’s in depth story on labour conditions within the French police, please follow this link:

https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190716-031

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Thousands of police officers joined a so-called 'National March of Anger' in Paris on Wednesday, to demonstrate against poor working conditions and rising suicides rates in their ranks.

The march, which was called by the country's police unions, was the first mass mobilisation by French police officers since 2001.

Protesters marched through the streets of the French capital, holding banners and flags of the French police union 'Alliance Police nationale'. Some protesters were also seen carrying cardboard coffins.

Some 52 officers have taken their own lives since January, according to unions.

Police officers decried a rise in hostility towards the police amid the ongoing 'Yellow Vest' protests, many of which have turned violent.

To see Ruptly’s in depth story on labour conditions within the French police, please follow this link:

https://ruptly.tv/en/videos/20190716-031

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