May 18, 2024



Plans for vaccine passes provoke protests in France, Switzerland and Italy


By Mark Armstrong

Government plans to make access to public spaces conditional on health checks have provoked more protest demonstrations in France, Switzerland and Italy.

Under the schemes, vaccination cards, or a recent negative Covid-19 test, are to be made obligatory for those wanting to visit cultural, sporting and social events.

Throughout France, around 200.000 people took to the streets to protest against the proposals, which would also make vaccinations compulsory for health workers. In Paris, a demonstration resulted in clashes with police.