Riot police officers stand guard in front of the Fresnes prison during a demonstration by penitentiary staff, in Fresnes, outside Paris, Monday Jan.15, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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French prison officers blocked access to several jails around the country Monday to demand tighter security after three officers were injured in an attack by a German terror convict last week.The officers' unions say the blade attack by Christian Ganczarski, who is serving an 18-year sentence over the 2002 bombing of a Tunisian synagogue, illustrated the lax approach of prison authorities to violent convicts.Officers also demonstrated outside Fresnes prison south of Paris, one of France's largest where riot police were deployed, as well as in Marseille and Lyon.The prison where Ganczarski is held will soon be housing Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead.
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