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France Extends State of Emergency for Two Months

HeadlineMay 20, 2016

The French Parliament has voted to extend the country’s state of emergency for another two months. The emergency measures were approved following the November 13 attacks in Paris, giving President François Hollande a sweeping expansion of state powers, including measures that permit police raids without a warrant. Parliament member André Chassaigne spoke out against the extension of the emergency measures.

André Chassaigne: “People have been called into question about things that have nothing to do with the fight against terrorism. The executive power lets itself continue dangerously enforcing the state of emergency for measures that are destroying freedom, what’s more of a means to an end, other than a fight against terrorism.”

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