And several demonstrations against the vaccine corridor project took place, Saturday, throughout France, a few days after Emmanuel Macron’s statements regarding the unvaccinated.
A few days after Emmanuel Macron’s controversial statements about non-vaccinators, which he wants to “spoil”, several thousand demonstrated against the vaccine corridor project on Saturday 8 January in several cities in France, to resume huge crowds.
The Ministry of the Interior announced 105,200 participants across France, four times more than the 25,500 previous crowd on December 18.
Paris witnessed several demonstrations, the most important of which was the gathering of a few thousand people at the invitation of the Patriots, the pro-Frexit presidential candidate Florian Philippot, according to an AFP journalist. Travel, in the rain, from the Place du Palais Royal to Place Vauban behind the Invalides.
Marine Le Pen’s former right-hand man denounced “a country of tyranny and apartheid, where it separates millions of people.”
“Macron, your pass, we don’t want him,” protesters chanted, and “Don’t touch the children,” amid a few fleur-de-lis.
The demonstration, which set off from the Palais-Royal Square, set off in the Place Vaubin in the form of a political meeting, with many far-right figures present in support of the demonstrators: via video message, Marine Le Pen’s niece, Marion Marechal, conservative Jean-Frédéric Poisson, and Eric Zemmour’s support, or Former advisor to Donald Trump Steve Bannon.
A police source described the gathering as “tension”. Just like the one that was organized on Boulevard de lopital, in the southeast of the capital, on the initiative of the yellow jackets, with “the tendencies of some radical elements to move the demonstration, but this was quickly contained,” according to this source.
In Paris, the three processions gathered 18,000 people, according to the ministry, which reported the arrest of 10 and the injury of three policemen.
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In Lyon, a small crowd of masked protesters of all ages gathered in a pleasant atmosphere on Place Bellecour in the city center. Among them are a few yellow jackets, a tricolor flag and a red one from CGT. The demonstration included slogans denouncing “social apartheid” and booing against President Emmanuel Macron and his prime minister.
In Bordeaux, between 500 and 1,000 people demonstrated, according to the police, and 9,000 according to the organizers, despite the rain under shouts of “Macron, you are bored.” “When will we see the vaccine for respect?”, #Ontemmerde, “Broken trust”, can we read on the signs.
Clashes between protesters and police ignited the Montpellier demonstration, which gathered 3,700 people, according to the province. In Toulouse, where accidents also occurred, it was 2,200 according to the prefecture.
Emmanuel Macron caused an uproar on Tuesday by declaring a “craving to irritate” the unvaccinated, by “restricting their access, as far as possible, to activities of social life”. Words he said to assume “totally” on Friday.
Authorities counted 121,000 anti-vaccination and health card protesters across the country on September 11, and about 237,000 participants on August 7.