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France: 215,000 demonstrators against the health pass


AA / Nice / Feïza Ben Mohamed

At least 215,000 demonstrators rallied across France to protest against the health pass this Saturday, according to official figures released by the Interior Ministry.

This is the fifth Saturday of mobilization in the country after the announcement, in early July, by President Emmanuel Macron, of the establishment of the health pass to access places open to the public.

In total, 217 processions were recorded across the country, including 3 demonstrations in Paris.

Participation grew week after week with 114,000 demonstrators on the first Saturday, 161,000 the second, and 204,000 on the third day of protest and 237,000 protesters last week.

The scale of such a movement in the middle of the summer is unprecedented, especially since many departments in the south of France are placed on orange alert due to scorching temperatures.

Note that the law enacting the restrictive measures criticized, was voted on July 26 before being largely validated by the Constitutional Council.

The Wise Men gave the green light to the bill which entered into force on Monday, but nevertheless censured the provisions relating to the compulsory isolation of patients, and the dismissal of employees on fixed-term contracts in the event of failure to present the health pass.

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