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Voter card: the police and the French

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Police officers on patrol near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, February 12, 2022. © AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy

By: Nathanael Vittrant

Facial checks, racist or sexist remarks, tough arrests that turn tragic, blinded demonstrators, but also a spike in suicides among the police... Police and gendarmes are under pressure from both political power and the a changing society.

The gap continues to widen between the peacekeepers and the population.

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