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(en) ait russia: France protests against "sanitary dictatorship" for 6 weeks [Traduction automatique]

Date Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:04:05 +0300


At least 375 thousand people took part, according to the "yellow meter", in the mass protests on August 21 in France. For the sixth Saturday in a row, people come out to protest against the regime of "covidodictatorship" - "sanitary passport", segregation and compulsory vaccination. More than 250 protests took place across the country in various cities. The "yellow vests" also took part in them, celebrating their "145th act". ---- The largest marches took place in Paris, Montpellier, Toulon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Tours, Nice, Nantes, Rouen, Chambery, Besançon, Lille, Valance, Narbonne, Brest, Annecy, Angers ... As in previous performances, the demonstrators carried banners and chanted slogans against forced vaccination, destruction of rights and freedoms and vaccination of children. Demands were made for Macron's resignation and imprisonment for him. With the exception of a few incidents, the marches went smoothly.

Black flag at the demonstration in Brest

In Paris, four separate demonstrations were announced. The participants of the first of these, organized by the call of the "yellow vests", gathered at 11.30 on the Place de Fontenoy in the 7th arrondissement. At 13.00 they set off, heading along Lonsdale and de Suffren avenues, Pasteur boulevard, Plaza Catalunya and Alesia street, ending the procession in Bercy in the 2nd arrondissement. For the second procession, organized by the "yellow vests", people began to gather on the Exchange Square at 13.30, and at 15.00 the demonstrators began a march, which took place along the streets of the Louvre and Rivoli, along Pont-Neuf and boulevard Saint-Michel. At 17.45 it ended in the Place of Edmond Rostand in the 6th arrondissement. Another demonstration was organized by the "Collective Paris for Freedom", created in March 2020 to fight the "sanitary emergency": its participants went from 14.30 from the Châtelet square, along the Rue de Rivoli, bypassing the Louvre and Pont-Neuf to the Place Rostand. Finally, another march was called by ultra-right politicians.

A lot of policemen were brought out to the streets of the capital. They provoked demonstrators, attacked them in the Louvre and the Luxembourg Gardens. Several skirmishes were noted during the police blockade of the march on Birzhevaya Square. During one of the demonstrations in the capital, right-wing politician François Asselino was surrounded by left-wing trade union protesters who chanted to his face: "Ultra-right, get out of our demonstrations!"

Protests are not limited to demonstrations. During the rally in the Paris metro, unknown persons pasted posters with images of deputies who voted for the introduction of a "passport of shame".

In Montpellier, during a 40,000-strong demonstration, a battle took place between anti-fascists, dressed in black, and members of the ultra-right League of the South, using boards, bottles and sticks. A week ago, a conflict broke out between them. This time, the clash broke out a few minutes after the start of the procession, near the cathedral and the boulevard of Henry IV. Opponents of fascism are trying to oust the ultra-right from the demonstrations.

In Nantes, about thirty waiters and waitresses marched in the forefront of the protesters with a banner: "Control is not our job." A movement of defiance and resistance sprouts from urban bistros. During the demonstration, calls were heard in a megaphone to "invade the train station," in front of which a large police force was deployed, but the demonstration unexpectedly deviated towards the castle of the Dukes of Brittany. The castle is guarded by guards who control the sanitary passports. The protesters managed to prevent the guards from blocking access to the drawbridge. Thousands of people entered the courtyard of the castle, danced, sang, sang the hymn of the "yellow vests", made speeches and welcomed the call of the "yellow vests" to hold a new procession in Nantes next Saturday. From the castle, the demonstrators moved further through the city. The newspaper "Terrace Bulletin" was distributed in the column. However, it was no longer possible to surround the prefecture, catching the police by surprise: the special forces were already at the ready outside the gates, a drone was flying over the demonstrators. Like a week ago, the demonstration ended at the Place Royal in a festive mood. Despite the beginning of the rain, people settled in the square, drank and ate, without any permission and sanitary passport ...

Radical actions took place in other cities as well. For example, in Saint-Pierre, protesters broke into the city hall during a meeting of alumni.

https://www.france24.com/en/france/20210821-another-weekend-of-protests-against-france-s-health-pass-restrictions;

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