THOUSANDS MARCH IN PARIS RAIN TO PROTEST STATE OF EMERGENCY
Thousands of people marched in the Paris rain on Saturday to denounce plans to renew France’s state of emergency and revoke the French citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism.
Human rights groups, politicians and unions joined the march in the French capital, and in other demonstrations around France. The protests came just days before the Cabinet plans to review a measure on Wednesday to prolong the state of emergency, first imposed after the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people.
The state of emergency gives more power to police and administrative authorities, allowing for searches without warrants, house arrests and other measures.