In Paris, anti-vaccine protests have continued for the seventh month in a row – 29 weeks to be exact.
The protests were sparked after the French government increased restrictions for the vaccine passport, or “health pass,” which requires patrons to be vaccinated in order to enjoy museums, attend events, go shopping, dine at restaurants, and more.
During the protest, the crowd began chanting “liberty,” in protest of France’s harsh Covid rules and vaccine requirements.
Previously, a person was allowed to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to participate in public life, but the health pass has restricted that to allow only the fully vaccinated to use a health pass.
The health pass is a QR-like code that can be transferred onto your phone in order to show proof of your vaccination status.
Along with the French, Australians are going through similar circumstances with draconian lockdowns and medical tyranny. A few weeks ago, the French people came together in support of Novak Djokovic, who was being barred from the Grand Slam Australian Open.
“Novak is kind of our standard-bearer at the moment,” a protestor told AFP, according to France 12.
These protests don’t seem to be affecting the French government’s decisions, however. French President Macron said in a newspaper interview that he was hoping to “piss off” the unvaccinated by enforcing new Covid protocols for French citizens.
These protests are supported by French nationalist and anti-EU presidential candidate Florian Philippot. The crowds are often supporters of his.