A demonstration against sanitary passes started on Saturday at the Pont-de-Neuilly station in Paris.
Opponents of sanitary passes, including members of the “Yellow Vests” movement, began to gather from 11 o’clock at the Pont-de-Neuilly station. Due to the rainy weather, the action started a little later-after 13.00 hours. The final point of the march route will be Chatelet Square.
Several metro stations to Pont-de-Neuilly are closed; traffic in this area is blocked.
The column of demonstrators is being held back by police cordons on both sides. The action is taking place peacefully.
The participants of the marching chant – “Freedom!”, “Macron, we don’t want your sanitary pass!”.
On Saturday, several similar actions are taking place throughout Paris. On Thursday, the Constitutional Council of France supported expanding the sanitary pass, which assumes the presence of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test, when visiting cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers. The extended sanitary pass will become effective from August 9.