France: Police Threaten To Join Rioters, Demand Better Pay And Conditions

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The French government is desperately trying to keep its exhausted police force onside following weeks of violent protests demanding economic reforms, improved living standards and the resignation of President Emmanuel Macron.

On Wednesday, French officials met with police trade union leaders to work out a deal to soothe anger in law enforcement ranks regarding overwork, unpaid overtime and difficult working conditions, Le Monde reported.

Police have accumulated some 23 million hours of overtime that is yet to be paid.

According to The Local France, police union leader Frédéric Lagache explained, “Faced with this irresponsibility [of the government], we are forced to be irresponsible in our actions.”

Read more at NEWSWEEK.



  1. What happened that the riots in France is finally after weeks and weeks being reported? But no mention of these protests in Belgium, Holland, Germany and even in Canada.


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