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'The Pass shall Not Pass...!'
take to Streets across France after Macron drops Vaccine Passport
July 14, 2021
mandatory vaccines and health passes
by French President Emmanuel Macron
Paris, July 14, 2021.
Police fired tear gas at demonstrators who threw rocks and bottles,
set construction equipment on fire in Paris, and picketed state
buildings across France, in response to President Emmanuel Macron's
vaccine and health pass moves.
Mass protests all over the country took place on Bastille Day, the
anniversary of the 1789 storming of the notorious Paris dungeon that
kicked off the French revolution.
In Paris, police fired tear gas to
suppress the demonstrators.
Photos and video from the capital showed protesters erecting
barricades from materials found at a construction site.
Some building machinery
left unattended was apparently set on fire as well.
the observers lamented the destruction of the mechanical
digger, saying that the city's ubiquitous electric
scooters would have made a better pyre.
France's Charles Baudry captured video from Paris
showing that things calmed down a bit as the afternoon
photos from during the day showed the extent and the
energy of the demonstrations.
Social media posts about the protests included the hashtags #PassSanitaire
and #VaccinObligatoire, referring to Monday's announcement by Macron
that healthcare workers will have to get vaccinated against Covid-19
by September 15, or face losing their jobs.
Moreover, a "health pass" to be introduced in August will limit
entry to bars, restaurants, cafes and shopping centers in favor of
those who've either tested negative, are fully vaccinated, or
recently recovered from the virus.
Macron had previously
promised there would be no vaccine mandate or health passports.
French outrage wasn't limited to Paris, either.
Videos from around the
country show protests in Toulouse and Marseilles in the south,
Haute-Savoie in the southeast, and Nantes in the west, among other
"The pass shall not pass!" was the chant of demonstrators besieging
the prefecture building in Nantes.
- A Photo-Report from France -
July 15, 2021
Emergency demonstrations were held in towns and cities across France
on Wednesday July 14, 2021, as the state went full-fascist in
imposing bio-security dictatorship.
In a televised address on Monday evening President Emmanuel
Macron announced that "vaccination" was to be compulsory for all
health workers and that, furthermore,
were to be required for everyday access to public spaces ranging
from cafés and restaurants to trains and buses.
While some French people
were panicked into signing up for the jab so that they could
continue with their usual lives and summer holidays, others reacted
angrily and quickly organized protests on the public holiday marking
the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution of 1789.
In the Mediterranean city of Montpellier, large numbers gathered in
the central Place de la Comédie and marched through the city
There was a visible Gilets Jaunes contingent, but many described
themselves as first-time protesters. Health workers, including a
doctor, addressed the crowd.
One carried a placard
"Sack me, lock me up,
I will remain free in my choices".
"Liberté!" declared the chants.
"Non au pass
"We aren't scared!"
the rebels shouted defiantly and they certainly now knew they
were not alone.
Applauded from shop
doorways and balconies, they urged onlookers to join them as they
made their way to the Préfecture, the city's government building,
and encircled it, setting off fireworks.
By the time the march descended on the main railway station, it was
bigger than ever.
Dozens of protesters rushed into the station concourse and there
were scuffles with police inside before the demo moved off again
into the narrow mediaeval streets.
More protests across the country are planned for Saturday.
While the response to the
Covid coup in France had up until now been relatively muted, the
authorities could well have now pushed things too far.
"A state lie against
citizens' freedom. Everyone on the streets!"
"For your security
you are deprived of your liberties"