“The health pass will never be a right of access that discriminates among the French.” In an interview with the regional press in April, French President Emmanuel Macron stated that “It cannot be made compulsory for access to everyday places.” Macron, however, has changed his stance in less than three months.
Macron ordered something call “pass sanitaire” last week, in full totalitarian form, which will be required to obtain admission to recreational and cultural facilities with more than 50 people, like French theaters and museums. To sip coffee or have lunch at a restaurant—even on an outside patio—or shop at a mall, you’ll need to produce your health card starting in early August.
Next month, residents in France will be required to provide proof of vaccination in order to drink coffee. Restaurants and companies who fail to comply with the government’s proposed bill face fines of up to $53,000 (€45,000) as well as a year in prison for the owners.
This new initiative is the most stringent COVID dictatorship in Europe, if not the world. It has, understandably, elicited a great deal of justified indignation.
Thousands of people started demonstrating in Paris after Macron’s statement last week. They’ve staged protests outside government offices and even vandalized vaccination clinics. Over 100,000 protestors marched throughout the country over the weekend, some wearing the iconic “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests.”
— Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 (@DarrenPlymouth) July 13, 2021
According to the media, vandals flooded a clinic in Lans-en-Vercors on Friday night with fire hoses, and an arson assault partially burned a facility in Urrugne, some protestors tried to break into government buildings as well.
— Red (@RedPanda74) July 14, 2021
While the media portrays the protests as “anti-vaxxers,” the demonstrators just want freedom. Forcing someone to drink coffee or interact with the public is not a free service.
Large turnout in Pau, #France, responding to Macron's diktat that access to society requires a vaccine passport.
The French love a protest, and this is a just cause.
— Darren of Plymouth 🇬🇧 (@DarrenPlymouth) July 17, 2021
“In his own body, everyone is sovereign.”, one demonstrator in Paris identifying herself as Chrystelle stated, “In no way does a president of the Republic have the right to decide on my individual health.”
Lucien, a 28-year-old retail shop manager, claimed that he wasn’t anti-vaccine, but that everyone should have the freedom to do whatever they want with their own bodies. He claimed that the administration had gone too far. “I am vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, and polio. But the COVID vaccine is just too experimental,” his 26-year-old buddy Elise remarked. The COVID vaccination, on the other hand, is much too new.”
While some of the early protests saw residents battling with police, the mood seemed to shift over the weekend, and police opted to stand by the side of history.
The footage below, which shows French police engaging in with protestors rather than tear gassing them, is conveniently omitted from any mainstream media network. The French will be victorious in this manner. The government has no legs to stand on when government enforcers refuse to abduct and imprison people who refuse to take an experimental vaccination in order to survive.
Looks like police officers have joined in on the yellow vest march in France that is predominantly against Macrons tyrannical forced jabs. pic.twitter.com/XxVNdhlTs7
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) July 18, 2021
The French Yellow Vest protest succeeded in persuading the government to change course on additional levies, as TFTP reported in 2018. After weeks of protests by yellow vests in France’s streets, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe was obliged to announce the postponement of the gasoline price rise that had sparked widespread discontent.
Hopefully, this new uprising will have the same impact, forcing governments throughout the globe reconsider their oppressive choice to impose vaccines.