Thousands march in Paris seeking actions against domestic violence

French actress and model Laetitia Casta take part in the protest to condemn violence against women in Paris

Thousands march in Paris seeking actions against domestic violence

A wave of purple flags and signs snaked from the Place de l'Opera to the east of the city, and many protesters chanted: "Abuser, you've had it, women are in the street!"

"Complaints ignored, women killed", read the black block letters on one such sign.

A count by the Occurrence consultancy, commissioned by the knowledge media including AFP, set the turnout in the French capital at 49,000.

Women hold placards with the names of the women killed by their husband since the beginning of the year, as they march against domestic violence, in Paris, Saturday, Nov, 23, 2019.

Feminist collective #NousToutes ("All of Us") meanwhile said 100,000 marched in Paris, hailing it as "the biggest march against gender-based violence in French history".

The march, which covered the main avenues in Paris, also had the support of most national unions and leftist parties, with famous faces, such as actresses Léa Drucker and Julie Gayet, and Vincent Trintignant the brother of actress Marie Trintignant who was beaten to death by her partner in 2003.

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Caroline De Haas, one of the Paris organisers, said "the level of awareness is moving at breakneck speed".

Using news reports, organizations this year count 137 women killed by their partners or ex-partners, compared to 109 women in 2017 and 121 in 2018.

'We are the fierce and powerful voice of all those women who no longer have a voice, ' said one banner.

"With this march, we will have the choice to carry out the general public authorities desire appropriate measures".

Some 35,000 people participated in the march in Paris, police said.

A report published this month found that the police and the justice system often do not protect women.

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In September, the government announced a number of emergency measures, including the creation of 1000 shelter places and emergency accommodation from next year, and an audit of 400 police stations to see how women's complaints are handled.

Activists say attitudes must change to address the problem.

However the office of France's equality ministry stated it has build 361.5 million euros ($398 million) a 365 days.

The killings in France are part of a global scourge that shows no signs of abating, with 87,000 women and girls killed in 2017 according to the United Nations - over half of them killed either by their spouse, partner or own family.

In Russia meanwhile, almost 200 people gathered in a Moscow park on Saturday to denounce a proposed law created to toughen sanctions for domestic violence.

March organiser Andrey Kormukhin, a Russian Orthodox activist, stated gift laws already devoted ladies sufficiently and argued that the unique proposals went in opposition to "worn household values".

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The bellow came on the U.N.'s World Day for the Elimination of Violence In opposition to Ladies and is aimed at pressuring the French authorities sooner than it unveils fresh measures Monday to kind out the problem. Take the total Stay TV motion on HEADLINEZPRO 24×7 and HEADLINEZPRO India. "I think men understand that, and there are many of them here with us - welcome!"

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