On Saturday, dozens of protesters clashed with security forces in France’s capital Paris in new fresh protests against a controversial draft security law.
The police fired tear gas after a number of protesters destroyed shop windows and set several vehicles alight in Paris streets.
Nearly 100 rallies were planned nationwide over the draft law that would make it a criminal offence to publish pictures of police officers.
Some reports claimed that the bill undermines press freedom to document police brutality.
France has seen weekly nationwide protests over the draft bill, which intensified after footage emerged of three white policemen racially abusing and beating a black music producer.
Responding to the backlash, President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party said last week that parts of the law would be rewritten. However, this has not done enough to assuage its opponents.
On Friday Macron acknowledged “there are police who are violent” and said “they need to be punished”, in a live interview with Brut, a youth-focused news portal site.