French riot police in uproar over new ban against drinking on duty 

France’s riot police are threatening to strike over a new ban against drinking on duty. Public uproar at photos of riot police drinking bottles of beer and wine while wearing body armor and carrying weapons during a Paris street protest made police chiefs decide to end the tradition. “Nobody should object to a small drink on jobs … Our members are very unhappy at being treated like children,” said Didier Mangione, national secretary of the police union.

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