On July 31, more than 200,000 people, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, marched in several cities in France, against the extension of the device and compulsory vaccination of caregivers.
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There are already many calls to demonstrate. The day after the decision of the Constitutional Council, which validated Thursday, August 5, the main lines of the law aiming to extend the health pass to new public places and to establish a vaccination obligation for caregivers, opposition to these measures is not waning. Many rallies are to be held on Saturday, August 7 against the extension of the device, after three days of mobilization, the last of which, on July 31, brought together more than 200,000 people according to the Ministry of the Interior. The magazine Marianne specifies that according to a Facebook page entitled “Citizen movement without a label”, more than 100 rallies are planned across France.
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Asked Friday about the anti-pass demonstrations, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal distinguished the people who “most sincerely doubt the world” d‘”a very small minority” who is “in a political instrumentalisation of the epidemic, of the health pass, sometimes for electoral and media purposes”, judging her “irresponsible”.
Four anti-health pass demonstrations were declared for Saturday in Paris, Franceinfo learned from a police source on Friday. The authorities expect that there will be more than 10,000 participants in these four processions, mainly in the demonstration of the Patriots of Florian Philippot which will leave at 2:30 pm from the Place Joffre.
The fears of the police focus on the procession which will leave at 12:30 from the Pont de Neuilly metro to go to Place du Châtelet. It is organized by a historic “yellow vest”, already at the origin of the demonstration which had degenerated last Saturday with wild processions, attempts to access the Champs-Elysées and clashes with the police. A large device of the police is once again to be expected. Last Saturday, 14,250 people demonstrated in Paris, according to the Interior Ministry.