Paris riots 2016 recent updates: “Paris Police Invoke State of Emergency Law to Prevent Labor Code Protests”


Police in Paris have invoked emergency powers to prevent demonstrations against reforms to the French labor laws, in a move likely to create more anger among students and workers, after the Government bypasses parliament to enforce them.

The Antifascist Action (AFA) and the Paris-Banlieue et du Movement interluttes indépendant (MILI) groups have released details of police action to prevent a rally taking place in parts of Paris, emergency powers invoked following the November 13, 2015 Paris attacks.

The police documents obtained by the groups and released on Twitter, reveal that the police are allowed to prevent demonstrations in the four districts of Paris where the demonstrations have traditionally occurred, the 6th, 7th, 14th and 15th arrondissements. It bans demonstrations from 1100 to 2000 on May 17, when the protest was due to take place and places a night-time restriction on la place de la République, the central rallying point in recent weeks.

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