Nine people were detained at protests against the introduction of sanitary passes and vaccinations against COVID-19 in Lyon, France. It is reported by RIA News with reference to the prefecture of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
According to authorities, five police officers and one gendarme were injured. Law enforcement officers urged the demonstrators to disperse, since the action was not agreed. In response, the protesters pelted law enforcement officers with glass bottles and other items.
According to the prefecture, 900 people took part in the demonstration against sanitary passes in Lyon. In total, according to the French media, about a hundred different protest actions took place in the country. In Paris alone, thousands of people took part in them.
On July 12, French President Emmanuel Macron introduced mandatory vaccination in the country. He allocated two months to vaccinate health workers. After this period, he said, checks and fines will be introduced against violators.