This Wednesday, President Emmanuel Macron faced opponents’ anger and chaos in parliament after issuing a provocative warning to people in France not yet vaccinated against Covid-19. The France President is pressuring the not vaccinated as much as possible by limiting access to some aspects of life.
The chaos caused a new delay in the passing of legislation aimed at tightening France’s Covid rules when the country is facing record daily infection rates fuelled by the Omicron strain of the virus.
President Macron was criticized for his vulgar vocabulary and his aggressive strategy. “As for the non-vaccinated, I want to piss them off,” he told Le Parisien newspaper in an interview, using the French verb “emmerder.” The strategy is to force people to get vaccinated to participate in social activities.
“We have to tell (the unvaccinated)… you will no longer be able to go to the restaurant. You will no longer be able to go for a coffee, you will no longer be able to go to the theatre. You will no longer be able to go to the cinema,” the president said.