July 16, 2022

FRANCE: President Macron Suffered A Humiliating Setback In Parliament After His Vaccine Passport Scheme Was Defeated. Climate Change Psycho Losers Blocked Tour de France Men's Bicycle Race

written by Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday July 13, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a humiliating setback in parliament after his vaccine passport scheme was defeated.

Macron’s minority government wanted to extend the policy whereby anyone entering France has to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test.

However, the right-wing populist National Rally (RN), the hard-left La France Insoumise (LFI) and the right-wing Republicains (LR) all united to vote against the policy.

Macron’s government lost the vote by a margin of 219 votes to 195.

“The bill’s defeat was met with wild cheering and a standing ovation from opposition lawmakers, in footage that was widely circulated on social media,” reports the Telegraph.

The bill was one of the first put to parliament by the new minority government, highlighting how Macron will find it incredibly difficult to get new laws passed in the country.

Elisabeth Borne, the French Prime Minister, condemned the vote.

“The situation is serious. By joining together to vote against the measures to protect the French against Covid, LFI, LR and RN prevent any border control against the virus. After the disbelief on this vote, I will fight so that the spirit of responsibility wins in the Senate,” she tweeted.

As we previously highlighted, the French Minister of Health admitted that vaccine passports are a “disguised” form of mandatory vaccines, despite President Macron claiming vaccine mandates “will not be compulsory.”

On the first day the new program was in place, police in Paris were visibly patrolling bars and cafes demanding customers show proof they’ve had the jab.

It later emerged that many businesses were refusing to enforce the scheme.

NBC Sports published July , 2022: 2022 Tour de France: Climate change protesters halt Stage 10. Stage 10 of the 2022 Tour de France is disrupted by climate change protesters blocking the middle of the road.
Guardian Sport published July 12, 2022: Tour de France: climate protesters stop 10th stage of race. Climate crisis protesters blocked the road during the last 36km of the 10th stage of the Tour de France.

Reuters News
written by Julien Pretot and Gonzalo Fuentes
Tuesday July 12, 2022

MEGEVE, France - The 10th stage of the Tour de France was halted for 10 minutes on Tuesday after half a dozen climate activists tried to stop riders on the road before being pulled out by police and a senior organisers' official.

The activists, one of them wearing a t-shirt saying "We have 989 days left", sat on the road some 36 kilometres (22 miles) from the finish in Megeve, a Reuters witness said.

The activists were pulled off the road by police, helped by Tour organisers' Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) general director Yann Le Moenner.

ASO declined to comment on that specific incident when contacted by Reuters.

Later, Tour director Christian Prudhomme said: "These things (protests) happen, it's the ransom of success."

Stage leader Alberto Bettiol rode through a cloud of pink from a flare before being asked by a race official to get off his bike just before organisers said the stage had been stopped.

Ten minutes later, race director Christian Prudhomme ordered racing to resume.

"Since the government doesn't care about the climate crisis, we need to come and take over the Tour de France to refocus attention on what matters for our survival," climate activists movement Derniere Renovation said in a statement.

"We need to make our government react as they lead us to the slaughterhouse."

At last month's French Open tennis, an activist from Derniere Renovation interrupted the men's semi-final between Marin Cilic of Croatia and Norwegian Casper Ruud when she jumped onto the court and tied herself to the net, wearing a t-shirt saying "We have 1,028 days left".


Some riders condemned the protesters.

"It's a bit surprising," Philippe Gilbert told reporters.

"At first I saw some smoke and I thought it's not very smart because it's forbidden but then there was more and I thought the worst had happened, like someone, a kid, had been run over by a car.

"It's a bit disappointing because there are other ways to protest. I hope they will be punished in proportion to their stupidity."

American Quinn Simmons said: "It's a bit of a shame. You would think that with so many police at a bike race they'd be able to keep the course clear for us.

"I guess I should be careful what I say about protesting or there might be another incident."

Simmons was suspended for six weeks by his Trek Segafredo team in 2020 after posting controversial comments in response to a tweet about former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Others, like Slovenia's yellow jersey holder Tadej Pogacar, were amused.

"In the radio we heard there were some people on the road and we had to stop so we just did that and we heard that the police were taking the guys," he said. "It was a funny moment."

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