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Lyon Police Arrest 9 Protesters at Rally Against COVID-19 Green Passes

© AFP 2022 / JEFF PACHOUDPeople take part in a "Liberty March" called against "attacks on freedoms" in Villeurbanne, near Lyon.
People take part in a Liberty March called against attacks on freedoms in Villeurbanne, near Lyon.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.07.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Police in Lyon arrested nine demonstrators after hundreds took to the streets of the French city on Saturday to protest COVID-19 passes needed to resume social life.
"Nine people have been detained, 5 police officers and a gendarme have been injured," police tweeted.
Police said that protesters had been told to disperse because the rally was not authorized. Officers were attacked with glass bottles and other projectiles.
The local daily Le Progres estimated that close to 900 people protested the idea of coronavirus vaccine passports in Lyon, with thousands more marching through Paris. They demanded that President Emmanuel Macron resign.
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