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Anti-health pass protests: 80,000 people marched in France, according to the Interior

2021-09-18T18:52:45.735Z

According to the Ministry of the Interior, 80,000 people walked the pavement in France this Saturday to protest against the sanitary pass and the oblig



For the tenth consecutive week, 180 demonstrations against the health pass and the vaccination obligation were planned in France this Saturday.

The Interior Ministry expected some 120,000 opponents across the country, including 15,000 in Paris.

They are finally 80,000 to have met in France, according to a count of Beauvau at 6 pm this Saturday.

Among them, 6,100 marched in the streets of the capital, while Emmanuel Macron is considering the lifting of certain constraints, in front of the decline of the Covid-19 epidemic.

This number is down compared to the count of the previous week.

Saturday September 11, the Interior Ministry reported 121,000 demonstrators in France - including 19,000 in Paris.

A figure which already reflected a decrease in mobilization for the fifth consecutive Saturday, far from the 237,000 participants of August 7.

"I resigned"

"The refractory Gauls will resist", again promised the demonstrators this Saturday. "I did not get vaccinated, not even in a dream, and I resigned" from the public service, declared a nursing assistant from Ile-de-France, spotted by her white coat, in a demonstration in the call of the yellow vests in the afternoon in Paris. The Minister of Health Olivier Véran announced Thursday that “some 3,000 suspensions” had been served on health personnel not vaccinated against Covid-19, after the entry into force of the vaccination obligation concerning them on Wednesday.

In Lyon, a first demonstration gathered from 2 p.m. about a thousand people, according to the prefecture.

On some signs, we read "vaccinated against lies" or "Stop, the vaccine obligation!"

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The demonstrators were 2,100 demonstrators in Lille, according to the prefecture, or 100 more than the previous Saturday.

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Out of nearly 58 million French people over 12 eligible for the vaccine, more than 86% have however already received at least one injection. The new protests come as the symbolic milestone of 50 million people who have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has been reached. Emmanuel Macron himself announced it on Friday in a video on social networks, saying: "The vaccine saves lives, the virus kills, it's simple", the total number of deaths in France since the start of the epidemic amounting to 115,960.

Source: leparis

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