France backtracks from ban on chokeholds by police

The French government suspends a ban on chokeholds by the police, a technique that has been widely denounced by Black Lives Matter activists at rallies against racism. The ban was announced last week after demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd in the US.

But the move has sparked protests from police unions, who say the long-used technique is essential for ensuring officers' safety, and accuse the government of failing to appreciate the perils of their work.