Anti-vaccine pass events: mixed mobilization


Several demonstrations against the vaccine pass project took place on Saturday across France, calmly and with half-hearted mobilization, a few days after Emmanuel Macron’s controversial statements on the unvaccinated that he wants to “piss off “.

In Paris, a few thousand people gathered at the call of the Patriots of pro-Frexit presidential candidate Florian Philippot, according to an AFP journalist. They left in the rain from the Place du Palais Royal around 3:00 p.m., towards Place Vauban.

The former right-hand man of Marine Le Pen denounced “the country of tyranny, of segregation, where millions of people are set apart”.

In the crowd, a 57-year-old librarian, declaring herself close to the ideas of La France Insoumise and environmentalists, said she was “disturbed” by the person of Mr. Philippot. But she wanted to protest against “the pass which becomes a disguised vaccination obligation”.

The vaccine pass bill, adopted by deputies on Thursday, is due to pass before the Senate next week.

In Lyon, a small crowd of demonstrators of all ages and little masked gathered in a good-natured atmosphere on Place Bellecour, in the city center. Among them some “yellow vests”, tricolor flags and a red from the CGT. Slogans denouncing “social apartheid” and boos against President Emmanuel Macron and his Prime Minister punctuated the demonstration.

Another gathering of less than 200 people was held nearby, with a banner “Against the + covictatorship. Neither guinea pig, nor anti-vax”. A stone’s throw away, four retirees were displaying posters against “dictatorship and dogmatism”.

In Bordeaux, between 500 and 1,000 people, according to the police, demonstrated in spite of the rain under the cries of “Macron on t’emmerde”, in a course taking the quays of the Garonne and the vast place of Quinconces. “When will we see a respect vaccine?” , #ontemmerde “,” Confidence broken “, could we read on the signs.

Emmanuel Macron created an outcry on Tuesday by declaring to have “very want to piss off” the unvaccinated, by “limiting for them, as much as possible, access to activities of social life”. Words that he said to assume “totally” on Friday.

A Bordeaux protester, unvaccinated against Covid-19 “but not anti-vaccine”, said marching “for the first time in her life” because the words of the President of the Republic “broke the camel’s back”.

By way of comparison, the authorities had counted 121,000 demonstrators against vaccination and the health pass throughout the country on September 11, and some 237,000 participants on August 7.


Source: Challenges en temps réel : accueil by www.challenges.fr.

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