The Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that nearly 114,000 people had protested in several French cities against the government’s extension of health measures and especially the duty to vaccinate nursing staff.
In all, about a hundred congregations were organized in France, most notably Perpignan, Valence, Nice and Lily.
In Paris, 18,000 people hit the sidewalk, according to the Interior Ministry. 136 activities have been identified in the regions, mobilizing nearly 96,000 people.
The demonstrations were organized in protest of new restrictions announced by President Emmanuel Macron last Monday, particularly the vaccination duty for certain industries and the extension of the health pass to cultural events from Wednesday and then to several locations (restaurants, major center sales, etc.) from August 1.
The mobilization comes as health officials continue to sound alarm bells as the Govt-19 epidemic resumes with the spread of the delta variant that has become the majority in the country since last weekend.
Health officials say 11,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in France in the past 24 hours.
This is the second day in a row that the number of new cases has crossed 10,000 since the end of May.
Of expression # Fellow West In #Paris This Saturday against July 17th # Healthy Boss. Several hundred people attended. The procession is being closely monitored by police. # Manifer 17 Gillette pic.twitter.com/B9sbyKOeR0
– Charles Battery (har Charles Battery) July 17, 2021