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    Police unions called the mass event after Brigadier Eric Masson, a 36-year-old officer, was shot dead during an anti-drug operation in Avignon on 5 May.

    Sputnik is live from outside the National Assembly in the French capital as police officers gather for a "citizens' march" in support of law enforcement. They are demanding the introduction of a minimum sentence for those who assault officers, amid a rising tide of violence against law enforcement personnel.

    French Prime Minister Jean Castex previously addressed the issue, promising harsher penalties for those who attack officers.

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