Opponents of the health pass and its extension, announced Monday evening by Emmanuel Macron, should once again meet in Lyon this Saturday, July 17. When contacted, the prefect’s services confirmed to us that no request for a demonstration of this type has been submitted to the Rhône prefecture. However, on social networks many people have announced their intention to meet at Place Jean-Macé, at 3 p.m., in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, as on July 14. A rally was also planned in Villefranche-sur-Saône, this morning at 10 am at the town hall.
Our colleagues from the regional daily specify that the prefect of the Rhône has issued a decree prohibiting protest rallies or parades in several perimeters of Lyon, this Saturday, July 17 from noon to 9 p.m. The area around the Prefecture, in the 3rd arrondissement, rue Victor-Hugo, place Carnot and part of the Presque’île, from place des Terreaux to place Bellecour, will also be closed to demonstrators.
The rally organized Wednesday in Lyon had gathered more than 1,000 demonstrators. Excesses had punctuated the end of the demonstration, which ended at Place Bellecour, and the police had used tear gas on numerous occasions.
The departmental direction of public security of the Rhône (DDSP) revealed yesterday that four young people of about fifteen years arrested Wednesday during the demonstration were presented to the juvenile prosecutor’s office for violence against a person holding authority. public. During their hearing, only two of them admitted to having thrown projectiles at the police.