For the fifth consecutive week, demonstrations are being organized in France against the extension of the health pass put in place on August 9. More than 200 rallies are planned and 250,000 people are expected in the streets. For the fifth consecutive week, demonstrations are being organized in France against the extension of the health pass put in place on August 9. More than 200 rallies are planned and 250,000 people are expected in the streets.
The executive comes up against a section of the population opposed to the health past and the vaccination strategy that surrounds it. For the fifth consecutive week, dozens of demonstrations are planned in France, this Saturday, June 14, to protest against the new health bill.
200 mobilizations and 250,000 people expected
Last week, they were 237,000 opponents of the health pass and the vaccine policy to beat the pavement, including 17,000 in Paris, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior. According to a note drawn up Wednesday, August 11 by Territorial Intelligence, and unveiled by BFMTV, the authorities are expecting 200 processions this time across the country, mobilizing more than 250,000 demonstrators.
If the figures prove to be correct, the mobilization will have continued to swell since its beginnings in July: 161,000 people demonstrated on July 24, 204,000 on July 31 and 237,000 on August 7.
Three events planned in Paris
In Paris, the protesters will meet like last week, in different ranks, through three distinct gatherings: the first, organized by Florian Philippot, president of the Patriots and ex-number 2 of the Rassemblement National, will start from the Place de la Catalogne at 2:30 p.m.
Finally, the last procession, launched by a personality close to the conspiracy sphere, will circulate between Place de la Bourse and Palais Royal from 1:30 p.m.
A motley movement
These demonstrations bring together opponents with very diverse opinions and horizons, often without political or union affiliation: families with children, caregivers, citizens judging the liberticidal device and denouncing a
To this large platoon are grafted more “political” activists such as yellow vests, activists ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left. Some processions also include a conspiratorial and anti-Semitic fringe, which notably sports a new slogan: “Mais Qui?” “.
Invited on LCI, the political scientist Pascal Perrineau observed, Thursday, August 12, a “crystallization of all bad moods, in a movement of pure rejection”. According to him, the “resistance around the anti-vax and the anti-pass” has been added to a set of previous claims: “France is on a permanent volcano. “
Strong mobilization in the South
Very followed in the South, the movement brings together large crowds every week in cities like Toulon (with 15,000 people expected), Montpellier (10,000 protesters should come), as well as in Nice, Marseille, Perpignan where new demonstrations are expected on Saturday.
In the territorial intelligence note unveiled by BFM TV, the authorities observed that the protests against the extension of the health pass seemed to take better in the South than in the rest of the country.