French police quell protest against COVID health passport rules Dozens of French police used tear gas to disperse a protest against President Emmanuel Macron's plan to require a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or negative PCR test to gain entry to bars, restaurants and cinemas from next month. Covid: France rolls out health pass as cases soarFrom Wednesday people will need proof of vaccination or a negative test to access some public places. As France extends use of Covid health pass, what are its EU neighbours doing?The compulsory health pass for access to cultural and leisure venues will come into force in France from July 21, as announced by President Emmanuel Macron at the start of this week. What other Europ… Protests in France continue to grow after Macron enacts new COVID-19 measuresProtesters took to the streets in France on Saturday following new COVID-19 measures that French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passesPARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched around France on Saturday to protest mandatory vaccinations for health care workers and COVID-19 passes that will be required to enter restaurants and other venues. Covid-19 global updates: Protests hit Athens and Paris over new coronavirus restrictions, vaccine mandatesThe unrest has underscored the difficulty some leaders face in weighing public health during a pandemic against policies that appear to encroach on individual freedom. Protests in France against COVID-19 ‘health pass’ rulesMacron this week announced sweeping measures to fight a rapid surge in new coronavirus infections, including the mandatory vaccination of health workers and new health pass rules for the wider publ… French protest health passportsResidents in France are taking to the streets to protest the country’s new COVID-19 health pass, which requires that people show proof of vaccination, a recent negative test or that they are recovering from the virus before entering public facilities.