France Parliament Approves New Anti-terrorism Law

France Parliament Approves New Anti-terrorism Law.
Activists fear the new law will create a permanent emergency situation in the country.



A soldier shot the suspect dead after he had stabbed two women to death at Marseille main train station on Sunday.

The French parliament on Tuesday approved a controversial anti-terror bill, which activists say will create a permanent emergency situation in the country.

The bill, approved by 415 votes to 127 and 19 abstentions grants police exceptional powers.

A knifeman on Sunday, used multiple aliases before killing two women at the main train station in Marseille in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

Investigators said the attacker, a Tunisian, had gone by eight different names during various brushes with the law, including for shoplifting and illegal weapons possession.

In July, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to lift the order and transfer certain exception emergency policing powers into permanent law.



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