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Massive protest in Paris over controversial immigration law

Crowds brave winter chill to express their strong opposition to law in response to call from over 400 associations, unions and political parties.



People gather at the Place de la Republique square in central Paris for a demonstration against France's recently voted law on immigration, on January 14, 2024. / Photo: AFP


Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of the French capital Paris on Sunday to protest against the government's contentious immigration law, which was recently passed with the support of far-right lawmakers in parliament.

Responding to a call from more than 400 associations, unions and political parties, they braved the cold weather to express their opposition to the law.

Gathering at Republic Square, they marched towards Clichy Square, expressing their disapproval of the government's decision to push through the law with the backing of the far-right National Rally (RN) party.



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