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Is participating in an undeclared demonstration a crime?


THE VERIFICATION - This assertion by the Minister of the Interior provoked strong reactions. Participating in an undeclared demonstration is not an offence, but organizing it or staying there despite warnings is.

Everywhere in France since Thursday March 16, undeclared demonstrations in the prefecture have taken place, giving rise to overflows and sometimes muscular interventions by the police.

In Paris, there are already at least 755 arrests in one week.

While the Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti has asked the prosecutors for the greatest firmness when offenses are observed, a growing number of associations denounce a disproportionate police reaction, relying in particular on the large number of demonstrators who released from custody without being prosecuted.

Several deputies and lawyers, generally close to the demands made by the demonstrators, as well as the Syndicate of the magistrature (classified on the left) thus denounced police custody which would constitute a "repression

of the social movement


On Tuesday, the Defender of Rights also "

warned about the consequences of arrests which would be preventive


Wednesday is the Association...

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Source: lefigaro

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