Amnesty: Dozens detained 'arbitrarily' during protests in France

Prominent human rights organization Amnesty International France (AIF) said Monday that a slate of detentions carried out on Dec. 12 during a Paris protest by tens of thousands of people against France’s controversial security bill was “arbitrary.”

Out of 142 people who were arrested, including 124 who were taken into custody, “nearly 80% faced no charges in the end,” a study by the French branch of the rights watchdog concluded. A similar proportion of detainees to…

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