Anti-vaccine protesters rally in France, Germany, Austria, Italy | Coronavirus pandemic news

More than 100,000 people marched across France to oppose the government’s plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine pass.

Protesters took to the streets of Western Europe to protest the COVID-19 vaccine request. In France alone, more than 100,000 people gathered to oppose their so-called government plan to restrict the rights of unvaccinated people.

On Saturday, in the French capital, Paris, protesters — many of whom did not wear masks — braved the cold and rain, holding placards that read “Truth,” “Freedom,” and “Rejected Vaccine Pass.”

Some have also targeted President Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel Macron), who said last week that he wanted to “anger” unvaccinated people, making their lives so complicated that they would end up being jabbed. , Which caused an uproar.

Their protesters retorted in his language, chanting “We will annoy you.”

A person is holding a sign that says "free" When people participated in demonstrations against a bill, the bill transformed France’s current COVID-19 health pass into a “vaccine pass” in Paris, FranceOn January 8, 2022, in Paris, France, a person held a slogan that read “Freedom” and participated in a demonstration to protest against a bill to transform France’s current Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Pass into a “Vaccine Pass”. Reuters/Sarah Messenne

The protests came as France recorded more than 300,000 COVID-19 infections in a single day on Friday. The House of Commons approved a government bill on Thursday that would require individuals to prove that they have been fully prepared before eating out or traveling. Get vaccinated against the coronavirus, take an intercity train or participate in cultural activities.

The government has stated that it expects the new requirements to be implemented before January 15, although lawmakers in the Senate may now delay the process.

The French Interior Ministry said that 105,200 people participated in protests across France on Saturday, of which 18,000 were in the capital Paris. The police report said 10 people were arrested and 3 policemen were slightly injured.

According to the Ministry, 24 people were arrested elsewhere and 7 policemen were slightly injured.

About 6,000 demonstrators participated in the larger demonstrations in Toulon, and the Montpellier police used tear gas during clashes with the protesters.

More than 40,000 people also protested in the Austrian capital Vienna, where COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory starting next month.

The police stated that the demonstrations were basically peaceful.

According to the police, in Germany, protesters held rallies in several cities on Saturday, the largest of which was held in Hamburg, with approximately 16,000 people attending.

The protest screamed “Enough! Let go of our children”.

Protesters took part in the demonstration and held up banners to read "We are the red line, we are not compulsory vaccination, protect children" and "Two vaccination, many times deceived! Booster?No thanks" In Düsseldorf in western Germany,Protesters participated in the demonstration and held up “We are a red line, no mandatory vaccination, protect children” and “Double vaccination, cheated many times! Boosters? No thanks”, December 18, 2021, Dusseldorf, western Germany husband [Ina Fassbender/ AFP]
Italians gathered to protest the mandatory vaccination of people over 50 and stricter regulations for those who have not been vaccinated in Turin, ItalyOn January 8, 2022, Italians gathered to protest the mandatory vaccination of people over 50 and stricter regulations for those who have not been vaccinated [Massimo Pinca/ Reuters]

Germany, this is consider Mandatory implementation of general vaccine tasks, starting to provide COVID-19 vaccine to children between 5 and 11 years old last month

According to a police tweet, a protester wore a Star of David with the words “not vaccinated” engraved on it. The officials added that they are investigating the incitement.

In Berlin, a coronavirus demonstration took the form of a convoy of cars and bicycles. The police counted more than 100 cars, 70 bicycles and about 200 people.

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach stated that all measures and focus have been lost on the arguments made by those who opposed vaccination and those who denied the coronavirus.

“A small group of people are willing to erase all scientific knowledge and voluntarily enter the bubble of false truth,” he said in a comment to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

Protests also took place in Italy. Hundreds of people in Turin protested against the mandatory requirement for people over 50 to be vaccinated.

Stricter laws are also in effect for others-from Monday, those who have not been vaccinated can no longer use public transportation or go to restaurants.