Protestors in France fighting new vaccine pass
Thousands in France took to the streets on Saturday to fight government measures on the unvaccinated against COVID-19.
France witnessed demonstrations against tighter restrictions for the unvaccinated against the Coronavirus in a number of its cities on Saturday.
The largest gathering in Paris was the one headed by the anti-EU presidential candidate Florian Philippot, while a number of other demonstrations also took place in major cities like Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Lille.
Protestors chanted "no to the vaccine" or "freedom for Djokovic," the Serbian tennis star currently held in Australia, whose visa was canceled by the Immigration Minister despite a court ruling allowing him to remain.
"Novak [Djokovic] is kind of our standard-bearer at the moment," one demonstrator told AFP.
French lawmakers are currently debating the draft law of the "vaccine pass". French citizens currently have government-issued health passes, which they can keep valid through negative Coronavirus tests. When the law comes into effect, this health pass will become a "vaccine pass", which people will need to use when going to public spaces to show proof of vaccination, or else they will be denied entry.