For three weeks, people in France have been protesting against President Macron's corona measures.
Security forces are expecting tens of thousands of demonstrators again this weekend.
Paris - For the third weekend in a row, large demonstrations against tightening the corona rules are expected in France.
The authorities again expect around 160,000 demonstrators across the country on Saturday afternoon, as reported by French media with reference to police circles. So many people took to the streets in France last Saturday to express their displeasure about compulsory vaccination for health workers and an expansion of the so-called health passport. In France, proof of a negative corona test, recovery or full vaccination is referred to as a health passport.
In view of the flare-up of the coronavirus pandemic, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the new, stricter hygiene regulations in mid-July.
After long debates, the French parliament approved the controversial innovations earlier this week.
The last hurdle will have to be taken by the new law on Thursday, when the Constitutional Council, convened by Prime Minister Jean Castex, takes a position on the subject of severe criticism.
France is currently fighting a fourth corona wave.
For every 100,000 people, around 214 people across the country were recently infected within a week.
After Macron's announcement, vaccination registrations and the daily doses injected in France rose again significantly.
In the meantime, almost 62 percent have been vaccinated against the coronavirus at least once.
Most recently, people from different currents ran along with the corona demonstrations. This heterogeneity and the size of the nationwide protests are also fueling fears of a new “yellow vests” movement in France. The protests of the “Gilets Jaunes” (“yellow vests”) were directed from 2018 against the reform policies of the central government and President Macron. The demonstrations had consistently led to devastation and violence. dpa