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‘I joined the march in Avignon’: massive protests across France for fourth Saturday in row

Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in France on the fourth Saturday running since President Macron announced mandatory vaccination for health workers and an extended “sanitary pass” proving anti-COVID “vaccination” or negative SARS-CoV-2 status.

I joined the march in Avignon, in the south of France, where thousands of people of all ages and political horizons walked for more than two hours through the ancient streets of the city where nine popes had their residence in the 14th century. The weather forecast that had promised showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon did not deter a peaceful but determined crowd whose numbers –?as in 180 other cities in France, not counting spontaneous gatherings in many small towns across the country – had grown once again compared with previous weeks.

The mainstream regional left-wing daily Le Provençal counted some 4,500 protesters in Avignon; the true number is probably higher than that, especially since some left the march early because of the pouring rain that set in one hour after its start. It was a drenched mass that reached the esplanade in front of the medieval palace of the popes, their home-made cardboard placards folding under the weight of the water. As on previous weekends, the organization was far from centralized, all comers were welcome, and trade union banners adjoined many French flags.

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