French protesters demand Macron drop police identity clause from security law

French protesters demand Macron drop police identity clause from security law

Pressure is growing on President Emmanuel Macron’s government to abandon a provision in a draft bill curtailing the ability to publish photos or video of police, after big protests across France on Saturday. Demonstrators came out en masse in cities from Paris to Lyon, despite a month-old Covid-19 lockdown, in opposition to the government’s “general security” law that they said impinged on press freedom. The minister of the interior estimated crowds of 133,000 nationally, while organisers claimed 500,000. In Paris, there were 46,000 demonstrators, according to officials. The protests rivalled the size of the gilets jaunes movement’s early protests in... Read More
Birx hopes to brief Biden Monday on coronavirus

Birx hopes to brief Biden Monday on coronavirus

Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx speaks as President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 21, 2020. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said she hopes to brief President-elect Joe Biden’s administration on America’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Monday. “I think the one thing that we will be able to bring to the Biden administration in that discussion is to understand how they … Read More