REUTERS/Christian HartmannPARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party on Monday dropped plans to curb the freedom to share images identifying police officers, after more than 100,000 people took part in weekend rallies for free speech and against police violence.
“We propose a new version of article 24 and a new version will be submitted,” Christophe Castaner, head of the LaRem party in parliament, told a news conference.
“We acknowledge that there are doubts, that some people consider that the right to inform is under threat.
The bill has not been understood by everyone and there were doubts among journalists, French people and even within our own majority.
On Saturday, more than 133,000 people, including 46,000 in Paris alone, demonstrated against the draft security bill in marches for freedom of the press and against police violence.
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