After demonstrations across France throughout the past week against the country's "Global Security Law," the French President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party has acknowledged this week that they promise to change the wording of the proposed security law. The law includes controversial verbiage that protesters say would expand law enforcement and the country's right to monitor citizens.
At the center of the debate is the flagship measure of the proposed law which would restrict the filming of police officers and penalize those that disseminate images of police with the intent to cause harm. Demonstrators argue that the proposition would infringe on free speech and police accountability.
In a press conference, leader of Macron's party Christophe Castaner said, "It is because we are resolved to protect our police forces and to do so without ambiguity, but also to remove doubts and misunderstandings [...] that we are therefore going to propose a complete new wording of Article 24."
Castaner, nor Macron, however, have specified yet on how the proposed law would be rewritten.