In numerous cities around the world, protesters have taken to the streets to protest against the so-called ’corona pass’ and other measures. In Paris, for example, thousands gathered. In total, demos were announced at 180 places.
In France, as a week ago, many thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday to demonstrate against the ‘Health pass’ and against compulsory vaccinations. The first demonstrations were reported in the south of the country, in Valence, Narbonne and Pau, but also in Paris thousands of protesters expressed their displeasure at the coronation policy. Critics of the restrictive measures argue that they are excessive and mainly affect children and the poor.
Protesters clashed with the police in various places in the capital. At the Champs-Elysées, the police used tear gas. In Marseille, protesters turned against a camera crew of TV channel BFMTV and allegedly kicked a journalist.
Last week, at least 110,000 people protested against the restrictions imposed by the government in the interests of Public Health. Almost as many were expected on Saturday.
The measures were tightened up last week. Since Wednesday, visitors to French museums, cinemas and event venues have to show evidence that they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus or tested negative. The government wants to tighten the rules even further in August. Then people also have to show such a vaccination certificate in catering establishments and some shopping malls.
There is a lot of resistance among the French, including in business such as the catering industry. Movie owners have complained that they have seen their customers drop by 70 percent since Wednesday. An association of restaurants has announced that it will not check the requirements.
In the United Kingdom
In the British capital London, too, ’a substantial mass ‘ came to the so-called Worldwide Rally for Freedom, writes The Daily Mail. The protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square to protest against corona passes, face masks and lockdowns. Notorious conspiracy theorists and right-wing activists were also present. Protesters and activists speak of medical tyranny.
Other countries also demonstrated against the corona pass this week, including Italy. Thousands of Italians took to the streets on Saturday. From 6 August they will need a special pass to enter many public places.
The demonstrators who took to the streets in Rome, Milan, Turin and Naples, among others, turned against these far-reaching measures, which they considered to restrict the freedom of unvaccinated people.
The so-called green pass indicates that someone has been vaccinated, recently tested or cured of Covid-19. The pass is required to enter a restaurant, bar, gym, Stadium, cinema or museum.
There was also a demonstration in Dublin on Saturday, as in Australia, where thousands of people gathered in Sydney to oppose the country’s lockdown. Then clashes followed with the police. 57 people were arrested.