'We don't want your health pass': Protesters march in France for fourth weekend

7/8/2021 8:52:00 PM

'We don't want your health pass': Protesters march in France for fourth weekend

'We don't want your health pass': Protesters march in France for fourth weekend

PARIS: Protesters marched in cities across France on Saturday (Aug 7) in a fourth consecutive weekend of demonstrations, denouncing what they see as oppressive rules compelling health workers to get COVID-19 shots and citizens to have a health pass for many daily activities. In Lyon, police fired

PARIS: Protesters marched in cities across France on Saturday (Aug 7) in a fourth consecutive weekend of demonstrations, denouncing what they see as oppressive rules compelling health workers to get COVID-19 shots and citizens to have a health pass for many daily activities.

In Lyon, police fired teargas to disperse protesters hurling projectiles at their lines, TV images showed.Protesters also rallied through the streets of Paris, Nice, Montpellier and other towns waving placards reading"No to dictatorship" and chanting"Macron, we don't want your health pass".

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In Lyon, police fired teargas to disperse protesters hurling projectiles at their lines, TV images showed. Protesters also rallied through the streets of Paris, Nice, Montpellier and other towns waving placards reading"No to dictatorship" and chanting"Macron, we don't want your health pass". The championship attracted the biggest crowd yet to the arena north of Tokyo in these Games, with the bottom bowl of seats about half full of athletes, officials, media and volunteers in place of fans due to COVID-19 restrictions. The protests have united a disparate group against President Emmanuel Macron's legislation, which is meant to help contain a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections spreading across France and help safeguard the country's economic recovery. Among the protesters are hard-left anarchists and far-right militants, remnants of the anti-government"Yellow Vest" movement that shook Macron's leadership during 2018-2019, and also other citizens who are anti-vaccine or consider the health pass to be discriminatory. Slovenia, making their debut at the Games, will play Australia in the bronze medal match later on Saturday. Vaccination rates jumped after Macron unveiled his health pass plans last month. It was intense," France veteran Luka Karabatic said.

Two thirds of all French people have now received one dose and 55 per cent are fully vaccinated.S. From Monday, people will have to show a health pass to eat in a restaurant, access non-emergency treatment in a hospital or travel on an intercity train. They are already needed to access swimming pools, museums and nightclubs. This championship marks their fourth straight gold medal. Health employees have until Sep 15 to get their vaccinations or face suspension. "I'd rather not be paid than be forced to have the vaccine," hospital psychiatrist Diane Hekking told Reuters as she protested in Paris.reuters."It was driving us to work more and give more and that's how we succeeded.

Similar health passes - which show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test - have been introduced in other European countries but France's pass and its mandatory vaccine order for health workers are perhaps the most far-reaching. The protesters in France accuse Macron of trampling on their freedoms and treating citizens unequally. (Reporting by Rocky Swift; Editing by Himani Sarkar) Source: Reuters. The president says freedoms carry responsibilities that include protecting the health of others. Health Ministry data showed nine in every 10 COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care in late July had not been vaccinated. A majority of French support the health pass, surveys show. "To take an Olympic medal is so special.

France's highest constitutional authority ruled on Thursday that the legislation complied with the republic's founding charter. In the northern town of Cambrai, nearly every restaurant and cafe closed their doors to protest against the health pass requirements. "We're not against the vaccine. We're against having to run checks on our patrons," said bar manager Laurent Zannier. .