French police hold ‘anger march’ over suicides and working conditions
Thousands of French police officers have joined a "march of anger" in Paris to protest against a range of issues, including rising suicides and poor working conditions.
The action marked the first mass police strike in France since 2001.
Participants also said there had been a rise in hostility towards police officers and decried French President Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension reform plan.
Cardboard coffins and a mannequin dressed in police uniform hanging from a post were used to highlight the issue of rising suicides. Unions say 52 police officers have taken their own lives so far this year.
02 Oct 2019