French court rules police may use drones to patrol protests
In a case brought by NGOs before the 2023 May Day marches, administrative courts ruled that police may use drones to patrol the crowds and rejected the argument that the drones pose a serious attack to fundamental freedoms. However, a court in Rouen suspended parts of a decree that would have allowed police to use drones at a protest in Le Havre even though the judge agreed the drones would probably improve security.
Publication: : RFI
Publication date: 2023-05-01