Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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French Police Clash With Anti-Virus Pass Protesters in Parison July 31, 2021 at 4:36 pm

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PARIS—Thousands in France protesting a special virus pass marched through Paris on Saturday, with French police in full riot gear using their fists to push some demonstrators back and firing tear gas against some crowds. Some 3,000 security personnel were deployed around the French capital for a third weekend of protests against the pass that will be needed to enter restaurants and other places. Anti-pass marches were being held in scattered cities across France, and four separate protests were held in Paris. French lawmakers have passed a bill requiring the pass in most places as of Aug. 9. The pass requires vaccinations or a quick negative test or proof of a recent recovery from COVID-19 and mandates vaccinations for all health care workers by mid-September. For anti-pass demonstrators, “liberty” was the slogan of the day. Hager Ameur, a 37-year-old nurse, said she resigned from her job, accusing the government of …

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