The French slogan "police partout, justice nulle part" means "police everywhere, justice nowhere" and is part of a quote from Victor Hugo delivered in April 1851 to the National Assembly. This slogan is now widely used during demonstrations or protest movements against the police. This phrase, more than a hundred years old, is still used today, in France and in other Western countries, in particular by groups or movements generally linked to the far left who fight against police brutality.
The Compagnies républicaines de sécurité (Republican Security Companies), abbreviated CRS, are the general reserve of the French National Police. They are primarily involved in general security missions but the task for which they are best known is crowd and riot control in France.