French law on authorisation for public gatherings overturned

Protesters taking to the streets. A French law on demanding authorisation for public gatherings during the Covid-19 health crisis has been overturned
Despite the law requiring authorisation for public protests, many went ahead without

Organised street gatherings are now allowed without authorisation, although gatherings of over 5,000 people are still banned under Covid-19 health guidelines. 

A law demanding official authorisation prior to organising public gathering was overturned yesterday (July 6) by French government administrative court le Conseil d’Etat.

The law was put in place by the French government on May 31, during the Covid-19 health crisis.

It marked a subtle change in existing procedures, which specified that organised gatherings, or “manifestations,” have to be declared to officials on health and safety grounds. They do not, however, have to be authorised by public officials in order to go ahead legally.

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