Sumary of COVID-19: 120,000 join protests in France against ‘health passes’:
- More than 120,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday, according to official figures, to protest the coronavirus health passes they say discriminate against the unvaccinated.
- The health pass, or a recent negative COVID-19 test, is required to enter cafes, restaurants and many other public places.
- Saturday’s protests come the day after former French health minister Agnes Buzyn was charged over her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, after investigators at a special court in Paris concluded there were grounds to prosecute her.
- Buzyn, a former doctor, was charged with “endangering the lives of others”.