First protest against the health pass and compulsory vaccination in the Principality
An unprecedented event in the Principality. Two other marches are subject to the authorities’ approval.
On Saturday 4th September, the first demonstration against the health pass and compulsory vaccination took place in the Principality. This movement was initiated by the Facebook group “Peaceful demonstration against the health pass in Monaco”.
Parents with their children, health-care workers, students… There were 1,200 people according to the organisers, who gave stickers to participants. Nevertheless, the Public Security Department counted between 750 and 800 people, 15% of whom were children.
“We are defending free choice, the freedom to choose, we are here to fight against compulsory vaccination and against the health pass, which for us is an absurdity,” said a demonstrator to Monaco Info.
Before the demonstration, Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, reminded Monaco Info that “the law, as it is presented, is an obligation limited to the health professions and the government does not intend to change this”.
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Obligation to wear a mask
The Public Security Department was clear that two of the conditions for the rally to go ahead were the obligation to respect health measures and the prohibition to brandish wrongful slogans or messages. These were indeed respected and pave the way for two more demonstrations.
The next rallies will take place on Thursday 9 September at 3.30pm and Saturday 11 September at 2pm.