Protesters against the proposed Global security law which was banned by the police headquarters have declared that a rally can now hold on Saturday, November 28 after a ruling by the court allowing demonstration to go ahead.
“The prefectural decree has been suspended,” Dominique Pradalié of the National Union of Journalists (SNJ) told newsmen after the court hearing on Friday.
“The Paris Administrative Court has just suspended the Paris prefect’s prohibition order. The #Marchedeslibertés will take place tomorrow from République to Bastille at 2 pm. We will defend all freedoms ”, tweeted Arié Alimi, the collective’s lawyer, also a member of the national office of the League of Human Rights.
Le Tribunal administratif de Paris vient de suspendre l’arrêté d’interdiction du préfet de Paris. La #Marchedeslibertés aura bien lieu demain de République à Bastille à 14H00. Nous défendrons toutes les libertés #StopLoiGlobale
— Arié Alimi (@AA_Avocats) November 27, 2020
The “Stop Global Security Law” consist of journalists’ unions, human rights NGOs and different types of associations. They’re calling for the withdrawal of the proposed law of articles 21, 22, “which organize surveillance de masse ”, and of article 24 which aims to penalize the dissemination of police officers’ image, as well as the withdrawal of the new national law enforcement plan.
After protesting last Saturday, new “freedom marches” will hold on Saturday in more than 70 cities, including the French embassies in The Hague and Berlin, according to the protest organizers, which comes after Paris police headquarters banned the parade on Saturday by decree, in particular, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but allowing a rally at Place de la République.
The organizers of the protest then filed a legal suit requesting the suspension of the ban, evoking the process as “unacceptable, while marches are authorized in other cities in France”.
A mobilization that found a new echo after the broadcast by the Loopsider media of images of police violence against a black music producer. Posted Thursday, the topic has been viewed more than 13 million times on Twitter, becoming one of the most viral videos on Twitter in France.