Jean-Luc Mélenchon would repeal the “global security” law if he was elected

Jean-Luc Mélenchon during a demonstration against the law on global security. – ISA HARSIN / SIPA

Jean-Luc Mélenchon would repeal, if it were adopted and if he reached the Elysee Palace in 2022, the proposed “global security” law accused of attacking public freedoms, the rebellious candidate said on Sunday. “We have moved to a model of an authoritarian regime of generalized surveillance,” he assured during the show. Sunday in politics on France 3, even if “the government pretends to have modified its text”.

“It is a long battle which opens before us”, he continued, saying that he hoped to convince parliamentarians beyond his camp. “And I say it, if we do not succeed now: if I am elected in 2022, I will repeal this law if it were to be adopted. “

Several thousand people demonstrated on Saturday in France at the call in particular of journalists’ organizations against the proposed law “comprehensive security”, whose National Assembly had adopted the day before the most controversial measure, namely article 24 penalizing the malicious dissemination of images of the police, while providing guarantees on the “right to inform”. This provision is judged by its detractors as prejudicial to “freedom of expression” and to “the rule of law”.

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