French police have squared off with thousands of protesters attempting to establish a Canadian-style convoy in Paris in response to the draconian coronavirus measures that Emmanuel Macron’s government has imposed upon the country.
A little over a month after President Macron infamously announced that he wanted to “piss off” the unvaccinated people in France by introducing full-on vaccine passports in the country, over 3,000 vehicles have attempted to enter Paris to demand an end to the Covid regime.
It is not clear at the time of writing how many vehicles of them actually made it into the city, as police were sending many cars away throughout the day.
Ahead of the demonstration, Mr Macron called on Friday for “calm”, saying: “We are all collectively tired of what we have been experiencing for two years and sometimes this fatigue also translates into anger. I hear and respect her. But I call for the greatest calm.”
At the time of this reporting, five people have been arrested for carrying slingshots and police have used tear gas and used tractors and tow trucks to remove vehicles from the Champs-Elysées area.