Since the entry into force of the health pass on August 9, thousands of people have demonstrated against its application, every Saturday in Nice, and elsewhere in France.
Weekly meetings that do not please the mayor of the city, Christian Estrosi.
This Wednesday, he said in a statement: "These demonstrators penalize life in the city and take hostage of Niçoises and Niçois as well as traders who keep telling me their weariness", pointing to "the improvisation of the journey of the procession at the last moment without warning the authorities ”.
The elected representative asks the participants in these gatherings and the prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes to "ensure that these demonstrations become static so that [their] impacts are more limited".
Every Saturday, the traffic of the tram lines is affected.
The mayor of Nice concludes: “This unacceptable situation is seriously prejudicial to the economic activities of our city in a context already complicated by the Covid-19 epidemic.
If protesting is a right, paralyzing the city center is unacceptable!
New decline in mobilization with 141,655 people in the processions, according to the Ministry of the Interior
214,845 demonstrators in France according to the Interior for the fifth consecutive weekend of mobilization