For the fifth day in a row French police are protesting in the streets. They fear for their own safety after a year of France being in a state of emergency due to Islamic terrorism.
President Hollande has until now refused to meet with the protesting police officers, who wear an armband that says “a colere” (angry), but now he gives in and says he will meet with the unions next week.
French police do not have the right to go on strike, but they don’t care anymore, except they are afraid of losing their job so police protester are masked not to be recognised (pictured). The demonstrations initially arose spontaneously, without any connection to the unions, but out of anger and fear.