Parisians Gather In Trocadero Square To Protest Against COVID-19 Passes
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Sat 24th July 2021 | 08:00 PM
PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 24th July, 2021) A mass demonstration against COVID-19 passes is taking place in Trocadero square in the French capital, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.
The protesters are holding French flags and placards that say "Freedom."
The rally was initiated by Florian Philippot, the founder of the right-wing Patriots party and a former National Rally member, who intends to run in the presidential election in 2022.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced earlier in July a series of new restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Starting August, restaurants, bars, shopping centers, airplanes and long-distance trains will require a special pass indicating that a person has either been vaccinated or has a negative test result for COVID-19.
From Wednesday, the pass is already required when visiting museums, theaters, cinemas, festivals, concerts and amusement parks. Additionally, the French leader has introduced mandatory vaccination for French healthcare workers.