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

Writer: RFI

Publication date:  2023-05-01

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