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French police protest ban on chokeholds after Floyd's death

Posted at 3:32 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 03:32:06-04

PARIS — French police are protesting a new ban on chokeholds and limits to what they can do during arrests.

The new restrictions are part of French government efforts to address police brutality and racism in the wake of global protests over George Floyd’s death in the U.S.

Police union activists lay handcuffs at some police stations around France on Thursday, and another protest action is planned in Paris on Friday.

The government announced earlier this week that police would no longer be taught to seize suspects by the neck or push on their necks.

Police say the limits go too far.