Vaccination center destroyed in France in protest against COVID-19

French protesters against COVID-19 measures.

French protesters against COVID-19 measures. Clement Mahaudor via Getty Images / AFP

Two vaccination sites were destroyed as tens of thousands of protesters struck the streets to demonstrate against France’s new COVID-19 response, according to French officials.

On Friday night, the vandals used fire hoses to flood the clinic at Lan-en-Vercord. BBC News Report, And on Saturday, the Urgune site was partially destroyed by an arson attack. Vaccine controversy graffiti was also found near the Lans-en-Vercors clinic.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 111,000 people have died of COVID-19 in France. With an increasing number of cases of new coronaviruses, the French government wants to stop the spread of highly contagious delta mutants. After scientists advising the government warned that a fourth wave was approaching, French President Emmanuel Macron gave compulsory vaccinations to health workers and a path to show that people were completely vaccinated. We announced new mitigation measures.

This triggered a weekend protest, and demonstrators, encouraged by far-right politician Florian Philippot, marched with signs claiming that the measures had deprived them of their freedom. Over 50% of the French population is vaccinated once with COVID-19 and less than 40% are fully vaccinated. Since Macron’s announcement, hundreds of thousands of people have signed up to be vaccinated, BBC News reports.

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