COVID-19: Tear gas fired amid clashes at coronavirus vaccine passport protests in Paris

At least four marches took place in Paris on Saturday, as well as a number of other protests around the country

8/1/2021 9:31:00 AM

At least four marches took place in Paris on Saturday, as well as a number of other protests around the country

Around 3,000 members of the security forces have been deployed to Paris this weekend, with many stationed on the Champs-Elysees to prevent it from being overrun.

Many of those demonstrating against vaccine passes say they are a violation of their liberty.Around 3,000 members of the security forces have been deployed to Paris this weekend, with many stationed on the Champs-Elysees to prevent the famous avenue from being overrun.

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Some parts of the capital saw muted protests, but tempers flared in other areas.Image:A number of the demonstrations were peaceful. Pic: APOutside the famous Moulin Rouge club, riot police threw punches to disperse violent protesters, and tear gas was launched into crowds.

More than 24,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in France on Friday - this compares to just a few thousand per day at the start of July.Image:Police arrested a number of protesters. Pic: APAccording to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, 72,887,307 vaccine doses have been administered in France, with 31,841,857 people - 47.48% of adults - fully inoculated. headtopics.com

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