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Inside France's police academy, new recruits prepare for tough job

At the French national police training academy in Roubaix, northern France, cadets practice arrest techniques under the supervision of their instructor.
At the French national police training academy in Roubaix, northern France, cadets practice arrest techniques under the supervision of their instructor. © France 2

Over the past year in France, the Yellow Vest protest movement often descended into violence, with some police officers facing criticism for what many saw as their heavy-handed response. Our France 2 colleagues Ambrine Bdida and Mathieu Hauville take us behind the scenes of the French national police training academy, where some 330 new recruits are being prepared for the unique challenges of a demanding job.

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