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Thu Jul 15 02:18:28 PDT 2021

French Citizens Riot In Response To Plan To Mandatory Vaccine Passports

French citizens rioted in response to plans by President Macron to
mandate vaccine passports to enter venues like shopping malls,
restaurants bars, hospitals, bars, cafés and access public transport.

As we highlighted yesterday, people will have to provide proof of
vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter any of these sites from
August onwards.

Given that they would have to cover the bill for every single PCR
test, the restrictions would make the vaccine de facto mandatory for
anyone who wants to live a normal life.

People in Paris responded on Bastille Day with an unruly protest that
led to French police using tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

    NOW - People chanting "Liberté" in Paris as they protest against
mandatory vaccinations of health care workers and vaccination
passports on Bastille Day (#14Juillet), a national holiday in
    — 🚨 (@disclosetv) July 14, 2021

“The police stepped in shortly after scores of protesters marched down
a boulevard in central Paris on Wednesday without permission from the
Paris authorities,” reports Reuters. “Some wore badges saying “No to
the health pass”.

Police vans and riot police also blocked off roads in an attempt to
prevent the procession of the protest.

    Protests against mandatory vaccines in Paris
    — Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) July 14, 2021

There were also riots and protests after the French government
previously tried to make taking the vaccination a condition of using
public transport, leading to the proposed bill being shelved.

It remains to be seen whether the unrest will build and force Macron
into another U-turn.

France was beset with many months of Yellow Vest protests that began
in late 2018 and only ended in March 2020 due to the first COVID-19

The Gilets Jaunes is a populist movement that unifies concerns shared
by both the left and right, meaning it could rise again as a rebellion
against COVID passes if the French government persists in mandating
such draconian measures.

    The Paris Police throw large amounts of teargas at demonstrators
trying to quell the protest in Paris, France against mandatory
vaccination and vaccine passes.

    The police will be the only group in the country exempt from
having to have a vaccine pass.
    — Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) July 14, 2021

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