FRANCE

Hol­lande to meet with unions as po­lice demon­strate again

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Po­lice of­fi­cers have demon­strated for a fourth straight night over a lack of equip­ment and ris­ing vi­o­lence against them.

Hun­dreds of po­lice of­fi­cers, some of them wear­ing ski masks, took to the streets of Paris and sev­eral other cities on Thurs­day night.

Ex­hausted af­ter months of a na­tional state of emer­gency linked to deadly ji­hadi at­tacks, of­fi­cers have ac­cused the French gov­ern­ment of fail­ing to pro­vide the re­sources they need to do their jobs.

French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande has sched­uled a meet­ing with unions next week in light of the protests. In­te­rior min­is­ter Bernard Cazeneuve has al­ready met with union lead­ers and has pledged to open con­sul­ta­tions from next week with po­lice units over their con­cerns.

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