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French police protest over "lack of recognition"

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By Euronews
French police protest over "lack of recognition"

Hundreds of French police officers have taken to the streets to call for better protection and working conditions.

France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 following a series of terrorist attacks and officers demonstrating said they want France’s next president to do more for them.

“We haven’t had recognition for the work we do and the risks we face, and there you go, the risks are there, they have multiplied between the Kouachi case, the Bataclan etc. And last week, unfortunately, our colleague,” said 53-year-old policeman Bruno Perochon.

The march comes almost a week after a gunman shot and killed a policeman on the Champs-Elysee Boulevard in Paris, the latest in a series of attacks claimed by the Islamic State militant group.