France: Protests as French Parliament debates stronger spying laws

Hundreds of people protested in front of the French parliament in Paris on Monday, to contest a proposed bill that would reinforce the powers of the intelligence services. More than three months after the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 17 peocple, the French Parliament debated on Monday a new law that would allow authorities to spy on the digital and mobile communications from suspected jihadists. Several organisations such as Amnesty International, the French union CGT, and the Quadrature of the Net called on people to protest and demonstrate against the proposed extension of powers.

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