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France sees fifth weekend of protests against Macron Covid pass

Protesters opposing a health pass championed by President Emmanuel Macron to defeat Covid-19 massed in streets across France for the fifth successive weekend Saturday, refusing to give in after the measure was fully implemented.

Macron sees the health pass -- which essentially makes vaccination essential to carry on with routine activities like sipping a coffee in a cafe or travelling on a train -- as the key to emerging from the pandemic and avoiding further lockdowns.

But protesters -- an eclectic mix of far-right, yellow vest anti-inequality activists, anti-vaxxers and civil liberties campaigners -- say that the policy encroaches on the basic freedoms so prized by the French.

Two separate protests were taking place in Paris -- in a sign of the inability of the protesters to fully unite -- with slogans like "free France!", "stop the corona-madness" or "yes to the freedom to choose" being chanted and brandished.

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