July 22, 2024



French police brace for clashes as anti-vaccine pass protests enter third week



France braced for more protests on Saturday against the upcoming special virus passes that will be needed to enter restaurants, as police took up posts along Paris’ Champs-Elysees to guard against an invasion of the famed avenue by rowdy demonstrators.

Some 3,000 security forces deployed around the French capital for the third Saturday of protests.

Legislators have passed a virus bill requiring the pass in most places as of August 9 as virus infections are spiking and hospitalisations are rising.

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