July 17, 2021
On 12 July, French President Macron announced the tightening of anti-coronavirus measures across the country, with all health workers being required to get vaccinated and citizens having to provide so-called health passports to visit leisure and cultural venues.
Watch a live broadcast from Paris, where activists are rallying on Saturday, 17 July, against tougher COVID-19 measures earlier announced by President Emmanuel Macron.
Called by the leader of ‘The Patriots’ movement, Florian Philippot, the demonstration is being held under the slogan ‘For the Liberty’.
Manifestation massive à #Paris contre le pass sanitaire
Le cortège arrive rue des saints pères Paris 7#manif17juillet #Passanitaire #FranceProtests pic.twitter.com/CseVKD3Sj2
— MarocFranceOnline 🇲🇫🇲🇦 (@maroc_online) July 17, 2021
Paris les rues sont pleines à craquer de gens d'un calme tellement deter👏👏 #17Juillet #Resistance #FranceProtests pic.twitter.com/nfHUnllZpA
— Casa Noche (@NocheCasa) July 17, 2021
Demonstration against the #PassSanitaire #Paris. #VaccinObligatoire #manif17juillet pic.twitter.com/WmqKc86cHb
— It@8848 Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. (@Orpheus_111) July 17, 2021
This comes after last week, Macron announced that vaccination against COVID-19 will become mandatory for all health workers in France. The president urged them to get vaccinated by mid-September.