French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that 98 police officers and gendarmes were injured during the demonstrations in the country on Saturday, according to the final count.
“Final assessment: 98 wounded among police and gendarmes. I give them my full support. Those responsible for this violence must be brought to justice,” Darmanin wrote on his Twitter page.
According to preliminary data, the Minister reported that 37 law enforcement officers were injured on Saturday evening.
Protests against the 24th article of the bill “On global security,” which actually tightens the rules for distributing personnel with law enforcement officers, were held in 70 cities of France. The demonstration, in particular, in Paris, was accompanied by large-scale pogroms.