Seventy-two arrests in the context of demonstrations against the health pass

The demonstrations against the health pass had gathered Saturday, in France, more than 200,000 people. They gave rise to 72 arrests throughout the country, according to a new report communicated on Sunday 1is August by the Ministry of the Interior.

In Paris, the police, three of whose members were injured, made 26 arrests, according to the ministry. Among those arrested in the capital, 25, including 2 minors, were taken into custody, suspected in particular of violence against the police, “Participation in a group with a view to committing violence or degradation” or for contempt, rebellion or possession of explosive devices.

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Increased mobilization

For this third Saturday in a row of demonstrations against the health pass at the heart of the summer holidays, the mobilization has increased.

A Paris, about 14,000 people marched, according to the interior ministry. TO Nantes, the demonstrations gathered “Just under 4,000 people”, according to the Loire-Atlantique prefecture, and there was an atmosphere “Very tense”, according to a photographer from Agence France-Presse. In the Southeast, the main gatherings were held at Nice (6,500 demonstrators) and Montpellier (10,000 demonstrators), where a screening tent set up near an analysis laboratory was attacked by demonstrators. TO Marseille, a very heterogeneous crowd (around 4,800 people, depending on the prefecture) gathered, brandishing the Communist flag, that of La France insoumise (LFI) or the tricolor flag with a cross of Lorraine. TO Strasbourg, 3,200 people, according to the police, marched in the city center, without overflows and in the presence of the deputy Martine Wonner (ex-LRM). TO Bordeaux there were 5,500. Other processions, in Rennes, Saint-Pierre de la Réunion or even in Lille, gathered less than 3,000 people each.

Last week, they had been 161,000 to march, including 11,000 in Paris, and 110,000 a week earlier.

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