On 12 July, French President Macron announced the tightening of anti-coronavirus measures across the country, with all health workers being required to get vaccinated and citizens having to provide so-called health passports to visit leisure and cultural venues.

Watch a live broadcast from Paris, where activists are rallying on Saturday, 17 July, against tougher COVID-19 measures earlier announced by President Emmanuel Macron.

Called by the leader of ‘The Patriots’ movement, Florian Philippot, the demonstration is being held under the slogan ‘For the Liberty’.

Manifestation massive à #Paris contre le pass sanitaire
Le cortège arrive rue des saints pères Paris 7#manif17juillet #Passanitaire #FranceProtests pic.twitter.com/CseVKD3Sj2

— MarocFranceOnline 🇲🇫🇲🇦 (@maroc_online)

Paris les rues sont pleines à craquer de gens d’un calme tellement deter👏👏 #17Juillet #Resistance #FranceProtests pic.twitter.com/nfHUnllZpA

— Casa Noche (@NocheCasa)

🔴Manifestation des #GiletsJaunes à #Paris ce samedi 17 juillet contre le #PassSanitaire. Plusieurs centaines de personnes présentes. Le cortège est très encadré par les forces de l’ordre. #manif17juillet pic.twitter.com/B9sbyKOeR0

— Charles Baudry (@CharlesBaudry)

***”Liberty, liberty”***

Demonstration against the #PassSanitaire #Paris. #VaccinObligatoire #manif17juillet pic.twitter.com/WmqKc86cHb

This comes after last week, Macron announced that vaccination against COVID-19 will become mandatory for all health workers in France. The president urged them to get vaccinated by mid-September.

Apart from that, so-called health passports will be required to visit bars, restaurants, as well as cultural venues starting from 21 July. As far as PCR tests are concerned, they will no longer be free starting from autumn unless prescribed by a doctor.

Owen is joined by Infowars Europe reporter Dan Lyman, who provides a perspective on the recent protests in France over the mandatory vaccination and vaccine passports.

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