clearn.png
Sunday May 31st, 2020 2:11AM

French security 'have right' to use weapons at protests

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

PARIS (AP) — France's Council of State has ruled that security forces have a right to use controversial high-velocity rubber ball launchers for crowd control at weekly protests by the yellow vest movement.

Friday's decision by the highest administrative body came a day before protesters were to take to the streets of for the 12th straight week.

Some unions and demonstrators had sought an urgent ruling on the use of such weapons following numerous injuries, some serious.

The Council noted the frequency of violence and property destruction at protests, some of which deviated from approved routes or weren't declared in advance. It concluded that authorities' use of the devices doesn't constitute a "grave attack" on the freedom to demonstrate, or the right not to be exposed to inhuman or degrading treatment.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP World News
© Copyright 2020 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
French security 'have right' to use weapons at protests
France's Council of State has ruled that security forces have a right to use controversial high-velocity rubber-ball launchers for crowd control at weekly protests by the yellow vest movement
8:05AM ( 13 minutes ago )
Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold
Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold; temperatures could climb by 80 degrees
8:00AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa
Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa amid drought; 3,000 moved so far
7:57AM ( 20 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
India budget offers tax cuts, handouts for poor farmers
India's pre-election budget offers tax cuts, handouts for poor farmers
7:06AM ( 1 hour ago )
As US questions free trade, EU and Japan usher in new deal
The European Union and Japan have inaugurated a landmark deal they say will boost trade between the two economic powers and sends the message that international agreements still have a purpose in an age of increasing protectionism
7:04AM ( 1 hour ago )
EU fears spread of nuclear arms as US readies to quit pact
European Union foreign ministers are raising concerns about the spread of nuclear weapons as the US readies to pull out of a key Cold War-era treaty blaming Russia for violating it
6:49AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP World News
Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold
Midwest awaits spring-like thaw just days after bitter cold; temperatures could climb by 80 degrees
8:00AM ( 17 minutes ago )
Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa
Special airlift for baby flamingos in peril in South Africa amid drought; 3,000 moved so far
7:57AM ( 20 minutes ago )
A robust US job market likely defied shutdown during January
A robust US job market is thought to have defied partial government shutdown during January
7:54AM ( 23 minutes ago )
Catalan separatists transferred to Madrid as key trial nears
Spanish authorities have transferred nine politicians and activists on Friday from prisons in Catalonia to the country's capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial later this month for their part in an attempt to secede from Spain
7:46AM ( 32 minutes ago )
World stocks edge down ahead of US jobs report
World markets edge lower amid a lack of big results from the U.S.-China trade talks, weak economic data and ahead of the monthly U.S. jobs report.
7:45AM ( 32 minutes ago )