Several thousand people demonstrated in France on Wednesday to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s announcements on the health pass, vaccination and “dictatorship”.
In Paris, a few hundred demonstrators took part in an undeclared rally at Place de la République in the early afternoon, before going up Boulevard Saint-Martin and being stopped by the police, chanting in particular “freedom”, ” freedom”.
On several occasions, the police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
At the same time, a declared demonstration also brought together several hundred people from the Place de Clichy, in the north of the capital.
“Against the dictatorship”, “against the sanitary pass”, could one hear in the ranks of the demonstration.
Demonstrators protest after Emmanuel Macron’s announcements on Monday evening: the head of state announced the establishment of an obligation to be vaccinated for caregivers and other professions, as well as the massive extension of the pass sanitary facilities in most public places.
Other demonstrations took place in several cities in France.
7,800 protesters, police say
According to the police, at 3 p.m., more than 7,800 demonstrators were identified, including 1,200 in Montpellier, 1,000 in Marseille, 800 in Annecy and 720 in Rouen, with no notable incidents to deplore.
In Toulouse, in the morning, a small gathering was held at the call of several groups “yellow vests”, singing “money, less cops for the public hospital” or “Macron if you knew your vaccine where we put it “…
In Perpignan, a demonstration brought together a few hundred people, including caregivers.
Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.
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