Human rights groups say new bill establishes permanent state of emergency and could harm citizens' rights to liberty, security, freedom of assembly and religion
'The French President, Emmanuel Macron, has declared the country's state of emergency will end tomorrow on 1 November, almost two years after the 2015 Paris attacks.
Mr Macron formally signed a sweeping counterterrorism law to replace the state of emergency, which is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism.
The bill was adopted by a large majority at parliament earlier this month.
The law gives enforcement agencies greater authority to conduct searches, to close religious facilities and to restrict the movements of people suspected of extremist ties.
Mr Macron stressed that it will allow authorities to establish areas with extra security measures, such as during Christmas markets.
The state of emergency was first imposed in November 2015 after the Paris terror attacks which killed 130 people.
It has been extended six times since then.'
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