Thousands of People Protest Against New Covid Measures In France

Parisian police used tear gas to disperse protesters on Wednesday, as 19,000 people showed their displeasure across France over new coronavirus measures.

Some of the protests began in the morning in the French capital as the annuaL Bastille day parade got underway, with President Emmanuel Macron in attendance.

The protesters are unhappy at the government’s decision, announced Monday, to require health workers to get vaccinated and bring in a vaccine pass for access to most public places.

People who have not been vaccinated would require a negative coronavirus test result to enter restaurants.

Since the announcement, a record number of French people have booked appointments to get inoculated against the virus that has killed at least 4 million people around the world.