Old videos of police violence circulate amid Paris ‘Freedom Convoy’ clashes
27 February 2022 | 8:42 am
Clashes took place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last Saturday as a "Freedom Convoy" entered the French capital. In that context, old videos dating from 2019 were shared on social media – we sift through some of those that went viral.
The UN has recently cut food aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Observers fear this will lead to severe health problems, and also increased crime. They say refugees must be allowed to work.
France's government decided to bypass the lower house of parliament with contested pension reforms. The snap decision came moments before a planned vote, sparking fury inside and outside of parliament.
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Tunisia is seeing a surge in xenophobic violence against people from sub-Saharan Africa after the president claimed in February that migrants from the south were part of an in-ternational plot to change the country's demographic makeup.
The French pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across France, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they could seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
The French government's decision to force through its pension reform has sparked angry demonstrations across the country, with many videos of chaos in Paris circulating online. However, as credible as they may seem, some of these videos have been taken out of context, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
A review into Britain's largest police force has found "institutional racism, sexism and homophobia" and has called for "radical reform."
In March 2020, Paris emptied as the first Covid-19 lockdown was announced. City dwellers fled and sought refuge in the countryside. Three years later, what has become of those Parisians who embarked on a new way of life? And how has the arrival of these "neo-rurals" affected the local landscape? Our team went looking for the answers in the Perche regional park in north-western France, an area where many Parisians have settled.
We look at the press reaction to the French government pushing through Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension reform, narrowly surviving a vote of no-confidence. In other news: In the UK, a new report has found that the Metropolitan Police is racist, sexist and homophobic.
We take a look at how the French papers are covering incidents of police brutality towards protesters. We also look at the parallels and differences between protests in France and Israel. The papers are also discussing a daylight savings time dispute in Lebanon.
Viral videos on social media claim to show law enforcement officials in France lowering their helmet, allegedly in sign of support of pension reform demonstrators. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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