France sees fifth weekend of protests against Macron Covid pass

14 August 2021.


Macron sees the health pass — which essentially makes vaccination essential to carry on with routine activities like sipping a coffee in a cafe or travelling on a train — as the key to emerging from the pandemic and avoiding further lockdowns. But protesters — an eclectic mix of far-right, yellow vest anti-inequality activists, anti-vaxxers and civil liberties campaigners — say that the policy encroaches on the basic freedoms so prized by the French.

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