French police have begun monitoring the use of vaccine passports required to enter cafes and restaurants. As a result of the requirements, restaurant tables are usually empty during busy lunchtimes, when the French have lunch at cafe terraces.
Video has emerged out of Paris, France, showing police patrolling cafes and bars demanding to see people’s credentials and making sure they are not breaking the law by enjoying themselves while unvaccinated.
Reuters reporter Antony Paone shared the video noting “The first checks of Police started as a preventive measure at Paris in cafes and restaurants where the Pass Sanitaire is mandatory as of today. Fines of 135 euros and verbal warnings from next week, up to 9,000 euros in the event of a repeat offence.”
Yesterday, on Monday, the administration of French President Emmanuel Macron extended the controversial pass sanitaire requirement to all dining areas, including the outdoors. Meanwhile, police check diners ’documents. As French citizens protest, the street cafes are empty.
As we previously reported, last month the French President announced that those who don’t have a ‘Pass Sanitaire’ will be banned from participating in basic life activities such as visiting restaurants and using public transport.