Macron lifts state of emergency in France

The law on the national security and fight against terrorism is put into force
11:42, 31 October 2017

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President of France Emmanuel Macron signed a law on the national security and fight against terrorism that also lifts the state of emergency that was imposed in France in November 2015 after the terrorist attack in Paris. The new law will come into force on November 1 as Le Point reported.

‘This law allows us to lift the state of emergency since November 1 and at the same time this document provides the security environment for our citizens’, Macron claimed.

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According to the president, the new law will allow strengthening the measures of the fight against terrorism, particularly in the places of congestion. It is extremely important while Western Europe began the preparation for the Christmas events.

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The law includes the tough points; particularly it provides the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and heads of the local authorities with the broader powers. According to the new law, the police can search the houses of the suspected persons; block the districts on the suspicion in the intentions to commit the terrorist attacks, prohibit the mass protests, close churches and mosques until the clarification of the security situation, to detain the suspected persons, to hold grounded with the wearing of the electronic bracelet. The law also provides the heavy fines and tougher punishments for the disobedience.

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