The ‘Yellow Vest Protests’. Challenge for Police and Democracy

Commissaire divisionnaire Christian Ghirlanda describes the challenges posed by the Yellow Vest protests for both the police and for democracy itself and explains how various stakeholders in France have attempted to overcome these challenges. He analyzes the characteristics of this new form of protest. Ghirlanda concludes by emphasizing the importance of continuous development and further education of the police profession to successfully adapt to and manage this new type of protest in an evolving liberal democratic society.

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