WorldProtesters hold placards and banners during a demonstration called by the"yellow vest" (gilets jaunes) movement against France's restrictions to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Paris, France, July 24, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
25 Jul 2021 01:14AMShare this contentBookmarkPARIS: French anti-riot police fired teargas on Saturday (Jul 24) as clashes erupted during protests in central Paris against COVID-19 restrictions and a vaccination campaign, television reported.Police sought to push back demonstrators near the capital's Gare Saint-Lazare railway station after protesters had knocked over a police motorbike ridden by two officers, television pictures showed.
AdvertisementAdvertisementImages showed a heavy police presence on the capital's streets. Scuffles between police and demonstrators also broke out the Champs-Elysees thoroughfare, where teargas was fired and traffic was halted, the television pictures showed. headtopics.com
At another protest called by far-right politicians in west Paris, demonstrators opposed to anti-coronavirus measures carried banners reading"Stop the dictatorship".Across France, protests were planned in cities including Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes and Toulouse.
French lawmakers are due to vote this weekend on a bill drafted by the government aimed at setting up a health pass and mandatory vaccination for health workers. Read more: CNA »
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