Last weekend, around 40,000 anti-pass protesters gathered in France. Despite the breathlessness of the movement, which has fewer and fewer followers, new demonstrations are planned for this Saturday, October 23 in Paris.
For the fifteenth consecutive Saturday, a call to demonstrate once again was launched by Florian Philippot, president of the far-right party Les Patriotes.
This “parade for freedom” began this Saturday at 2 pm, place du Palais royal, in the 1uh district of the capital. The procession will take the direction of Place Pierre-Laroque, in the École-Militaire district (7th arrondissement).
They dared to extend the #PassDeLaHonte !
The French, vaccinated or not, must consider blocking the country. This Saturday, October 23, be more numerous than ever outside! 2 p.m. Place du Palais Royal national procession! pic.twitter.com/y7wTgp3vS7
– Florian Philippot (@f_philippot) October 21, 2021
The Citizen’s Union for Freedom has also planned to demonstrate this Saturday. The meeting is given in front of the Ministry of Health, Avenue Duquesne in the 7th arrondissement for a “white walk with caregivers”.
According to a note from the police and the national gendarmerie, consulted by The Parisian, around sixty calls for demonstrations throughout France were launched on social networks. With the green light from the National Assembly for the extension of the health pass, but also the increase in the price of fuel, the yellow vests are expected for this fifteenth Saturday of mobilization.
Two separate calls are circulating in particular on social networks: one leaving at 2 p.m. from Place Félix Éboué (12th) to go to Saint-Pierre Square (18th). Another meeting is given place de la Bourse (2th) at 2 p.m. to Place Valhubert (13th).
Events throughout France
Other anti-pass demonstrations are planned throughout France, in particular in Albertville (10:30 am) and Lille (1 pm), and snail operations are also planned in Alsace by the anti-pass collectives in Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse. .
In another register, in Lyon, it is a big demonstration “against the violence of the extreme right” which must take place this Saturday, in particular supported by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Sandrine Rousseau or Olivier Besancenot. This event will notably pass through Vieux Lyon, a district considered as a stronghold by the far right in Lyon.