In July, in full totalitarian move, Macron mandated the “health pass” or (pass sanitaire) that is mandatory in order to gain access to leisure and cultural venues with more than 50 people, including cinemas and museums. From the beginning of August, it has been necessary to show your health pass to have coffee or eat lunch at a restaurant even on an outdoor terrace or to shop at a mall.
In order to have a coffee in France, citizens have to prove they’ve had the jab. According to the government’s draft bill, restaurants and businesses who refuse to comply will be fined up to €45,000 and proprietors face up to a year in prison.
This new push is the most restrictive COVID tyranny in all of Europe and it has already begun spreading to the West in the United States in places like New York City, parts of California, and New Orleans. Naturally, it has inspired much-deserved outrage.
Beginning with Macron’s announcement in July, thousands began protesting in Paris. They marched on government buildings and even took to vandalizing vaccine centers. More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets across the country over several weekends with some donning the famous “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests.”
Unlike other protests in the past, the French regime hasn’t given in to the demands of protesters. But in true French spirit, the protesters haven’t given up either.