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Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Paris, protesting against proposed new laws that would discriminate against people who choose not to be vaccinated.
According to Sky News, there were chants of “liberte” as the crowds demanded the freedom to choose whether or not to take the vaccine.
Many are blaming French President Emmanuel Macron for causing such outrage with his proposed legislation that will mean French citizens will need a vaccine to go to bars or restaurants, and that the current provisions, allowing them to show proof of a negative Covid test, will no longer apply.
Last week, the BBC reported that Macron had spoke harshly about those who chose not to get vaccinated, when he said that he wanted to “p*** off those who didn’t get jabbed. He continued to say:
“I won’t send (unvaccinated people) to prison. So we need to tell them, from 15 January, you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for a coffee, you will no longer be able to go to the theatre. You will no longer be able to go to the cinema.”
Macron’s words have outraged citizens and politicians alike. He has been accused of trying to segregate people in society.
Protests have taken place in other towns and cities throughout France as opposition grows to the President’s plans.
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