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Saturday, 23 January 2021

Tens of thousands march in Paris to condemn domestic violence

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Tens of thousands march in Paris to condemn domestic violence
Tens of thousands march in Paris to condemn domestic violence

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday to protest against domestic violence, after more than 130 women are believed to have been killed by current of former partners in France this year.

Emer McCarthy reports.

A sea of purple flooded Paris on Saturday (November 23) as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets, calling out domestic violence.

The march comes as it was revealed that more than 130 women were believed to have been killed by their partner or ex-partner in the country this year.

((UPSOT)) This demonstrator says her ex-husband punched her.

The French government is due to publish the results of an investigation into domestic violence on Monday.

A Council of Europe expert group on domestic violence said earlier this week that France needed to offer better protection for victims and their children as well as more effective anti-violence measures.

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