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Overstretched Officers Stage Protests in France

Overstretched police officers in France take to the streets to show their frustration with a rising tide of violence and a dearth of means to respond to it.
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Police officers hold a French flag reading "Angry Policemen" during a demonstration in front of the National Assembly, in Paris, France, Oct. 26, 2016.
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Police officers hold a French flag reading "Angry Policemen" during a demonstration in front of the National Assembly, in Paris, France, Oct. 26, 2016.

French police demonstrate in Paris, Oct. 26, 2016. Officers say they are overstretched by having to deal with ordinary crime and new terrorist threats. (L. Bryant/VOA)
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French police demonstrate in Paris, Oct. 26, 2016. Officers say they are overstretched by having to deal with ordinary crime and new terrorist threats. (L. Bryant/VOA)

Police officers light flares during a demonstration in front of the National Assembly, in Paris, France, Oct. 26, 2016.
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Police officers light flares during a demonstration in front of the National Assembly, in Paris, France, Oct. 26, 2016.

French President Francois Hollande, center, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, and Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas speak with representatives of the French Gendarmerie during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Oct. 26, 2016.
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French President Francois Hollande, center, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, and Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas speak with representatives of the French Gendarmerie during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Oct. 26, 2016.

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