Protesters gathered in the long shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Saturday to rail against the government’s new requirements to obtain a vaccination health pass, which now requires a third COVID-19 vaccine jab.
The government deactivated the so-called “health pass” for up to half a million French people who previously qualified. The pass allows citizens to enter bars and restaurants across the country and resume some semblance of normal life. (See “PROTESTS BREAK OUT IN FRANCE OVER HEALTH PASS MANDATE,” “FRANCE: NO VACCINE PASSPORT, NO TRAVEL” and “NO COVID PASS, NO EIFFEL TOWER.”)
We reported last week, in an article titled, “LITTLE TYRANT MACRON: THE PISS OFF BOY,” that the French president admitted that he hopes to make life as unpleasant as he possibly can for the unvaccinated in his country.
“The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off,” he told Le Parisien newspaper. “And so we will continue to do so, to the bitter end. That’s the strategy. When my freedom comes to threaten that of our people, I become irresponsible. An irresponsible person is no longer a citizen.”
France 24 reported that many of the protesters used Novak Djokovic’s treatment in Australia as a rallying cry. They chanted “no to the vaccine” and “freedom for Djokovic.”
Other protesters waved the French flag and held banners that read, “It’s not the virus they want to control, it’s you.”
One protester, identified only as a woman in her 60s, told the outlet, “It’s Nazism, it’s apartheid. I haven’t been jabbed and I’m against vaccines in general.”
Protests also materialized in Lyon, Nantes, Bordeaux, and Marseille, drawing about 1,000 people in each location, the report said.
About 91 percent of adults in the country have received two vaccine jabs, but France has seen about 300,000 new cases a day over the past week.
Reports said up to 76 percent of the country’s ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients as of Sunday. The country of 67 million is losing about 200 patients a day to the virus.
Despite the surge in cases and new restrictions, a court ruled that the government cannot require face coverings outdoors in the city.
“I think it’s good news,” Julie Petrucci, a marketing professional who lives in Paris, told EuroNews. “I thought it was a bit absurd that we had to walk in the street with the mask on, so it’s great. Finally, we can breathe! In fact, we never wore it that much, and I don’t know how long the rule was in force for, but it’s great.”
France’s National Assembly on Sunday—in a 215-58 vote—approved a law that will bar those who are unvaccinated from all restaurants and other venues, according to The Associated Press.
The report said French citizens had been able to enter these establishments if they could provide a recent negative COVID-19 test.
TREND FORECAST: It should be noted that these massive demonstrations that are barely reported by the mainstream media, are just the beginning of a major march to Freedom.
These new draconian COVID War measures will further drag down economic growth while escalating populist anti-vax, anti-establishment movements.
Ignoring the facts of broad-based citizen outrage against draconian measures being imposed upon them by politicians and bureaucrats, the media will continue to moronically label those fighting for freedom as right-wing conspiracy theorists… just as they label those opposed to the COVID mandates in America as Trump supporters.