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In Paris, the police used tear gas against protesters

A new wave of protests took place in France, in Paris, the police used water cannons and tear gas against the protesters, Le Figaro reports.

In the French capital, there are protests of those dissatisfied with the introduction of sanitary passes. According to the assumptions of the police, about 30 thousand protesters came to the rallies in Paris, their total number in the country will reach 170 thousand.

Some protesters in Paris gathered outside the State Council building, demanding the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron. Not far from the Champs-Elysees, law enforcement officers also tried to drive away people with smoke grenades.

The tensest situation reigned in the area of the Rue de Rivoli. The police called on the demonstrators to disperse, some of them left the streets, but most of them continued the march. At Colonel Drian Square, the crowd attacked a police van with iron sticks and stones, they were driven away with tear gas.

Earlier, Macron announced the expansion of the list of places that you can get to only by presenting a "sanitary pass" indicating that you have been vaccinated against coronavirus. He warned that some categories of citizens will be vaccinated without fail. A sanitary pass confirms that a resident of France has been vaccinated or has received a negative result of a PCR test for coronavirus, or has already suffered an infection.

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