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In France, Anti-Terrorism Law Prompts Debate Over Security And Civil Liberty

A French soldier patrols in front of the Eiffel Tower on Nov. 1, 2017, in Paris. (Christian Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)
A French soldier patrols in front of the Eiffel Tower on Nov. 1, 2017, in Paris. (Christian Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images)

France’s Constitutional Council is due to rule on the constitutionality of the country’s new anti-terrorism law. The new law was spurred by a series of high-profile terrorist attacks, but there are concerns that it increases security at the expense of civil liberties.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley (@ElBeardsley).

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