French protest against measures by Emmanuel Macron against unvaccinated

O presidente francês, Emmanuel Macron.

The French president, Emmanuel Macron.| Photo: EFE/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of France this Saturday to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s measures aimed at putting pressure on the unvaccinated against Covid-19, especially stimulated by the speech of the French president against those against immunization.

The acts were convened in dozens of cities across the country and gave rise to some riots, such as in one of the demonstrations in Paris and in Montpellier, where police used tear gas to restore order. The Ministry of Interior reported 19 arrests across the country and a dozen of police officers were slightly injured.

Last Tuesday- On Thursday, in an interview with the newspaper “Le Parisien”, Macron turned against those against vaccination, whom he described as irresponsible and said he intended to “irritate them”. The French government sent a bill to the National Assembly to require the presentation of a vaccination certificate for many of the common acts of social life in France, for which a health certificate is already required since July.This means that it will not be enough to have a recent negative test, but that you will have to present a complete vaccination schedule, for example, for having a drink in a bar or restaurant, going to a movie, a concert or a stadium, or traveling on long-distance public transport such as a bus, train, plane or ship. On Thursday, the bill was approved in its first reading in the National Assembly and now begins processing in the Senate plenary from next Tuesday.2021