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Thirty personalities ask Macron to withdraw his “global security” and “separatism” bills

Thirty-three personalities who voted for Emmanuel Macron in 2017 asked him Sunday, November 22 to withdraw his projects on the “Global security” and against “separatism”, which in their eyes “Roll back the freedoms of information, opinion, belief, education, association, demonstration and protest”

“Mr. President, we did not vote for that” : this call published Sunday by Mediapart is signed by a wide variety of civil society figures. Among them, the lawyer William Bourdon, the filmmaker Costa-Gavras, the playwright and filmmaker Ariane Mnouchkine, the political scientist Olivier Roy, the deputy and mathematician Cédric Villani or the former footballer Lilian Thuram, president of the Foundation for Education against racism.

“An authoritarian state where the rule of law becomes a police state”

“Under the pretext of an illusory security in the face of world disorders, the government and the majority acting on your behalf are restricting our fundamental freedoms”, they say. Projects “Global security” and “Separatisms”, become “Law consolidating republican principles” reduce these freedoms, according to the signatories.

“To allow this attack on our freedoms and rights to take place is to install what the neo-fascist far right dreams of: an authoritarian state where the rule of law becomes a police state, criminalizing the mobilizations of society and certain popular demands ”.

The “comprehensive security” law, under discussion in parliament, intends to penalize the malicious dissemination of photographs of police officers during demonstrations. Several rallies took place on Saturday, November 21, in France against it, article 24 of which concentrates very strong criticism from French journalists, who see it as a risk of hindering the freedom to inform.

The law intended to fight separatism and radical Islam intends to strengthen the rules of secularism and sanction information that puts the lives of others at risk, but it is strongly criticized in public opinion in some Muslim countries. as an Islamophobe.

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The World with AFP

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