The Disinformation Bulletin, dated March 27-28, 2023, drafted by the Presidency's Directorate of Communications, Centre for Combating Disinformation, and pointing out the truth of the news containing disinformation, has been released.
According to the bulletin, the claim that "police officers in France discarded their handcuffs in protest against the injustice in the country" about a video shared on social media is false, and the bulletin also noted the following:
"Citizens protesting the pension reform, which the French parliament adopted without a vote, were met with harsh police intervention. The protests that began on March 16, 2023, continue. The claims that the video was captured as 'Police officers discarded their handcuffs in protest against this injustice’ are false. The protests during which police officers threw their handcuffs took place in June 2020 in Bobigny, located in the northeastern part of Paris, in response to French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner’s statement during anti-police and anti-racism protests that "the police officers determined to be racist would be suspended immediately". All police syndicates that argued the Minister did not support them decided to demonstrate collectively by throwing their handcuffs on the ground in front of their police stations and at key locations throughout the country."