Coronavirus in France: Macron criticized the protesters and alleged that those protesting against the vaccine will not let Corona go from the country.
French President Emmanuel Macron (file photo)
About 160,000 people gathered in different places in France on Saturday to protest against the COVID-19 pass for entry in restaurants and compulsory vaccination for health workers. French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday appealed to the citizens of the country to unite against the increasing infection of the corona virus and get vaccinated for its prevention.
Macron has also strongly criticized those spreading rumors and protesting about vaccination. The protesters raised slogans of ‘freedom’, asking the government not to tell them what they should do. Meanwhile, the President visited a hospital in French Polynesia on Saturday night.
Can you infect your family?
Macron asked the protesters opposing the vaccination program, ‘If you tell me that I do not want to get vaccinated, then what is the value of your freedom.’ He said, ‘Tomorrow you can infect your father, your mother or yourself?’ Macron said that people are completely free to express their views in a peaceful manner, but the protesters will not allow the corona virus to leave the country.
Thousands took to the streets in Australia
Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets in Australia’s major cities on Saturday. These protesters were seen clashing with the police in violation of the stay-at-home order issued by the government. According to a Bloomberg report, protesters in Sydney were seen uprooting plants from sidewalks and throwing speeches from the side of the road at police. A video of the demonstration showed a crowd chanting ‘Freedom, Freedom’ and marching through the city’s central business district.
New South Wales Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott criticized the protesters, telling reporters, “Such people will be responsible for prolonging the lockdown.” About 50 people were arrested in Sydney. In other cities like Melbourne, protesters also took to the streets. The exact number of protesters was not disclosed, but Elliot indicated that some 3,500 people took part in the mass protests.
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