Anger when French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horror


Paris (AP) — French Holocaust survivors accused vaccine controverss by comparing themselves to Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II. French officials and anti-racist groups joined the age of 94 to express resentment.

When more than 100,000 people marched across France in opposition to government vaccination rules on Saturday, some demonstrators wore yellow stars, remembering what the Nazis had made Jews wear. Other demonstrators argued that the French government was unfairly abusing them in anti-pandemic measures, with signs reminiscent of Auschwitz’s death camp or South Africa’s apartheid regime.

“I can’t imagine how upset it was. I hate this comparison. Holocaust survivor Joseph Swark is anti-Semitic and racist by the French state in cooperation with the Adolf Hitler administration. He spoke on Sunday at a ceremony commemorating the victims of the act.

“I wore a star, I know what it is, I still have it in my body,” Swark, deported from France by the Nazis, in his eyes. I said with tears. “It is everyone’s duty to prevent this ridiculous, anti-Semitic, racist wave from passing over us.”

The French Secretary of Foreign Affairs, who also attended the ceremony, called the actions of the protesters “unbearable shame for our country.”

The League of Nations, which opposes racism and anti-Semitism, said protesters “mocked Holocaust victims” and minimized crimes against humanity committed during World War II.

Saturday’s protests were mixed with people who were angry with the government for a variety of reasons, especially the far-right supporters. A prominent French far-right person has been convicted in the past for anti-Semitism, racism, and denial of the Holocaust.

On Monday, the government submitted a bill requiring all healthcare workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus and a COVID pass to enter restaurants and other places.

In a large-scale protest against vaccination regulations in Paris on Saturday, one demonstrator put a star on his back stating “not vaccinated.” Bruno Orchier, a 53-year-old city council member living in the suburbs of Paris, drew a yellow star on his T-shirt and handed out an arm band with the star.

“I never get vaccinated,” Auquier said. “People need to wake up,” he questioned the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Orkie expressed concern that the new measures would limit the freedom of his two children and promised to take them out of school if vaccinations were mandated.

Opinion polls suggest that most French support this measure, but in some areas it has caused anger. The vandals targeted two vaccination centers in southwestern France over the weekend. One was on fire and the other was covered with graffiti containing references to the French occupation of the Nazis.

France has reported more than 111,000 deaths in a pandemic, with new confirmed cases increasing again, raising concerns about new pressure on hospitals and further restrictions that could hurt work and business. I am.