European protests continue across the continent as lawmakers persist in pushing mandatory vaccine passports regardless of mass demonstrations against requiring proof of vaccination.
The people of France are rising up against the government, weekend after weekend, to deter French President Emmanuel Macron from enforcing use of a “vaccine pass.”
Last weekend was the third weekend in a row that hundreds of thousands of French people gathered in protest, and, according to Reuters, demonstrations are only growing.
The outlet reported that 204,090 people protested across the country, which was about 40,000 more than the previous week. 14,250 demonstrated in the streets of Paris alone.
French parliament reportedly passed a law last week requiring vaccine passports or “health passes” to access businesses including bars, restaurants, trains, hospitals, etc. The government also made vaccines mandatory for healthcare workers.
One citizen of France said her reason for protesting the new laws is to prevent “a segregated society” from forming based on vaccination status.
“We’re creating a segregated society and I think it is unbelievable to be doing this in the country of human rights,” a teacher, who was demonstrating in Paris, told Reuters. “So I took to the streets; I have never protested before in my life. I think our freedom is in danger.”
One video posted on Twitter shows at tens of thousands of protestors (at least) walking through the streets of France for a third time to express discontent with the new laws.
“Millions are taking to the streets in Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Nantes, Strasbourg, Reims, Toulouse, Marseille, and many more cities across France to protest against vaccine passports and forced mandatory vaccinations,” Simone Gold, a doctor known for her support of Hydroxychloroquine, wrote on Twitter.
“The global pushback is growing. Keep the pressure on,” she added.
Millions are taking to the streets in Paris, Nice, Montpellier, Nantes, Strasbourg, Reims, Toulouse, Marseille, and many more cities across France to protest against vaccine passports and forced mandatory vaccinations.
The global pushback is growing. Keep the pressure on. pic.twitter.com/NIqmTvOgou
— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) August 2, 2021
The French protests are a continuance of weeks of demonstrations across several major European and Australian cities including Dublin, London, Milan, Sydney, and more.