09:46 : 310 arrests Thursday in France, according to Gérald Darmanin

A total of 310 people were arrested Thursday in France, including 258 in Paris during demonstrations against the use of 49.3, announced this Friday morning Gérald Darmanin. “The opposition is legitimate, the demonstrations are legitimate, the brothel or the bordélisation, no”, continued on RTL the Minister of the Interior, referring to “very difficult demonstrations” and denouncing “burnt effigies” in Dijon and prefectures targeted at the end of the day.

In Paris, “at the height” of the evening, 10,000 people gathered at Place de la Concorde, according to Gérald Darmanin. In 24 other cities, 52,000 people participated in demonstrations, according to a police report. 52 people were arrested, 49 of whom were taken into custody. 54 police officers were injured. The cities where the incidents were the most violent were Rennes, Nantes and Lyon, according to the police.

Gérald Darmanin, who brings together the prefects this Friday, explained that he would ask them to be “firm against violence”. “The freedom to demonstrate is a constitutional right,” he said, but we will prevent “the mess from happening”.

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