May 23, 2024



Protests in France over bid to restrict those without both COVID jabs


By Euronews with AFP

Thousands of people have demonstrated in France against plans to restrict restaurants and cultural spaces to those that have been vaccinated or have recently tested negative for COVID-19.

Police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators in several French cities, including the capital city, Paris, and Lyon.

The measures, announced on Monday, were part of an attempt by President Emmanuel Macron to fight a new wave of infections and potential hospitalisations. “The more we vaccinate, the less space we leave this virus to circulate,” he said.

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