Violent protests broke out Saturday in Paris over the country’s decision to enforce the health pass for access to all restaurants and domestic travel.
Police in the city deployed tear gas, water cannons and used their fists against some of the demonstrators, France 24 reported. The report said 3,000 security forces were deployed in the city to defend against an invasion on the Champ-Elysees.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said 10 protesters were arrested in Paris and nine others in the country. Demonstrators injured three officers, he said.
The report said that some polls have shown many French in favor of enforcing these passes for access to these venues due to the recent increase in cases. But there are also vocal critics against the passes that either require proof of vaccination, a negative test, or proof of a recent COVID-19 recovery. All health care workers in the country are also mandated to take the jabs.
“I think that we mustn’t be told what to do,” Hager Ameur, 37, a nurse who resigned from her job, told the Associated Press. She said the forced vaccinations are a form of blackmail. “And now, suddenly we are told that if we don’t get vaccinated it is our fault that people are contaminated. I think it is sickening.”
The report said more than 111,800 people in France have died from the virus since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Seventy-three percent of COVID-19 deaths were 75 and older, according to Statista.
President Emmanuel Macron last Monday announced mandatory vaccines for health care workers and the health pass. The New York Times said the announcement came three days after nightclubs were allowed to reopen after 16 months. The biggest protest on Saturday took place in front of the Moulin Rouge nightclub.
The health pass will be required at these venues starting 9 August. So far, 51 percent of the French population has been fully vaccinated.
TRENDPOST: As we have extensively reported, governments will do all they can to make life for the unvaccinated as miserable as possible, so while mandating these vaccines don’t seem possible—unless France sends armed police to homes forcing a vaccine or arrest—leaders will have to settle for taking your job and your liberty. (SEE: “ITALY: NO VAX PASSPORT, NO FREEDOM,” “EURO ‘DIGITAL GREEN PASS’ GAINING SPEED,” and “ISRAEL: NO VACCINE, NO GREEN PASSPORT.”)
We summed up the initiatives: “No COVID Jab, no Freedom.”
“Liberty” was the slogan of the day at the protest in France. Mask-less, they took to the streets by the tens of thousands.
Unlike the anti-vax, anti-government lockdown protests raging in France, Germany and the U.K., in America, the “Land of the Brave,” has degenerated into the “Land of the Obedient.” While Gerald Celente and others have held rallies against the unconstitutional COVID War mandates imposed upon them, there have been no united mass protests.