I’m American. This doesn’t make sense to me : how France went from free-speech rallies to 54 hate-speech arrests in one week

http://fusion.net/story/38457/how-france-went-from-free-speech-rallies-to-54-hate-speech-arrests-in-one-week/?hootPostID=c5b3f6b3b964ed51d68d83ac379e3c2c

 

Days after record-breaking rallies were held around the country in the name of freedom of speech, this might seem very counter-intuitive. How can a government claim to protect freedom of speech on one hand, and move to silence dozens of residents, including a satirist, on the other? Good question. But in France, the answer is anything but simple.

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