Parliament debated against the “Vaccine Pass” project, with several demonstrations organized in several cities across France this Saturday.
According to local media, opponents of the bill, adopted when it was first read in the National Assembly, beat sidewalks, notably in Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Marseille, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Avignon and other cities in the country.
In Paris, thousands marched in the rain to condemn the measure, which the executive wants to implement. Mild clashes halted rallies in the capital and police fired tear gas to disperse some protesters.
In Montpellier, there were more than 5,000 of them to demonstrate in the streets and tensions erupted in front of the prefecture.
In total, more than 140 rallies were announced across the region and were to bring together between 28,000 and 40,000 demonstrators, figures for pre-holiday mobilization, but lower than in September and August according to media. Local.
French authorities counted 121,000 protesters against vaccination and health passes on 11 September and some 237,000 participants on 7 August.
This new mobilization against “vaccine passes” comes after remarks from President Emmanuel Macron, who said on Tuesday that those “without vaccinations want to pee a lot” by limiting access to health activities as much as possible. “. social life”.
It also comes at a time when a bill changing “health passes” to “vaccine passes” was adopted during the first reading on Thursday. The text should be passed before the Senate next week, which the government wanted to implement on January 15, but which must be postponed by a few days.
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