TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The approval of the Global Security bill and its Article 24 in particular sparked protests across France Saturday, held in over 70 cities, with the most active ones taking place in the capital.

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Protesters gathered in Paris, France for a new round of demos against the so-called ‘Global Security’ bill put forward by the French government.

Under Article 24 of the bill, the distribution of images of police officers and gendarmes that can potentially lead to their physical and psychological harm will entail one year of imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros ($54,000). Opponents of the bill believe it may stifle mass media freedom.

On Monday, the majority of French legislators agreed it was necessary to revise Article 24.