France has sent special police officers to its overseas territory of Guadeloupe. There have been nightly disturbances there, alongside a strike to protest against compulsory COVID-19 passes. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba has more.
The Belgian capital Brussels is the latest European city to see mass protests and unrest over tighter coronavirus restrictions. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, some throwing fireworks and missiles at police who responded with tear gas and water canon. Belgium has brought in new measures in response to a sharp riseContinue reading “Mass protests against Covid restrictions in European cities – BBC News”
Thousands of protesters gathered in Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown to contain the quickly rising coronavirus infections in the country. The far-right opposition Freedom Party was among those who have called for the protest and vowed to combat the new restrictions. Demonstrations against virus measures also took place inContinue reading “Mass protests against lockdowns and vaccines in Prague, Rome, Amsterdam”
Austria to return to complete lockdown as of Monday Has one of western Europe’s lowest vaccination rates Daily infections have continued to set new records Population will be required to get vaccinated from Feb. 1 Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full coronavirus lockdown this autumn to tackle aContinue reading “Austria reimposes full lockdown, plans to make COVID vaccines compulsory”
State Republican lawmakers around the country are pushing bills — at least one of which has become law — that would give unvaccinated people the same protections as those surrounding race, gender and religion. Why it matters: These bills would tie the hands of private businesses that want to protect their employees and customers. But theyContinue reading “Republicans push to ban “discrimination” against unvaccinated people”
A Los Angeles County contractor working at a local COVID-19 vaccine center has been accused of stealing hundreds of blank vaccination cards. The office of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said in a Wednesday press release that it had charged 45-year-old Muhammad Rauf Ahmed with one felony count of grand theft. According to the district attorney’sContinue reading “LA County contract worker charged with stealing hundreds of vaccination cards”
A California bar owner has been arrested for allegedly selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in what’s believed to be the first thwarted scheme of its kind. Undercover agents with the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control bought the bogus cards for $20 each during multiple visits to the Old Corner Saloon in Clements, a smallContinue reading “California Man Arrested In Suspected Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Card Operation”