France: Lawmakers suspend debate on enhanced COVID-19-based ghettoization scheme

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“France’s lower house of parliament has suspended debates over a controversial bill that makes it mandatory for people to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to go to a restaurant or cinema or take the train. Tense discussions of the new legislation, which would remove the option of showing a negative test result instead of having the inoculations, were halted after midnight on Monday when a majority of deputies voted to suspend the session. … A strained debate in parliament on Monday highlighted what the government and the opposition described as widespread fatigue with the pandemic and [authoritarian measures exploiting] it. The proposed tightening of the rules has angered anti-vaccination activists and some lawmakers say they have been subject to aggression including vandalism and violent threats.” (01/04/22)