Angry customers were left frustrated at police enforcing new laws barring anyone without a Covid passport from entering shops. One woman rants aggressively at cops – with her mask pulled down – while two men appear to resort to a sit-down protest.
The guards then begin pushing one woman away as the confrontation becomes more heated.
A number of police officers then begin manhandling the frustrated shoppers, presumably not too concerned in that moment about social distancing.
Although France’s COVID passport law mandates proof of vaccination to enter larger shopping malls, those with a surface area of less than 20,000 square meters are supposed to be exempt.
Under the Frech law, people who enter a bar or restaurant without a COVID pass face 6 months in jail, while business owners who fail to check their status face a 1 year prison sentence and a €45,000 fine.