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US News Coronavirus. Thousands of demonstrators against the restrictions in Madrid

05:05  24 january  2021
05:05  24 january  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Coronavirus : Hundreds protest against 'fake pandemic' in Madrid . Hundreds of anti -vaccine demonstrators took to Madrid 's Prado promenade on Saturday hitting out against the "fake pandemic" and the restrictions imposed by the Spanish authorities in an attempt to stem the spread

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Aux cris de « Liberté ! » et dans une ambiance hostile à la presse, des milliers de personnes ont défilé de la gare d'Atocha à la Plaza Colon, à Madrid. © PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP Cries of “Freedom! And in an atmosphere hostile to the press, thousands of people marched from Atocha station to Plaza Colon in Madrid.

On Saturday, thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid against the government's restrictive measures to contain the epidemic. Spain has more than 55,000 dead and 2.5 million confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday in the center of Madrid against the restrictive measures of the government to contain the epidemic, and denounced the "deception" of a virus which according to some demonstrators "n ' does not exist ”. To the cries of "Freedom! And in an atmosphere hostile to the press, thousands of people marched from Atocha station to Plaza Colon.

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More than three million people in Madrid have had new restrictions imposed on their lives as Spain tries to control the most serious second wave of Covid-19 infections in Europe. The restrictions have been resisted by Madrid 's city authorities, which tried to use the courts to block their imposition.

Madrid extended restrictions in Covid-19 hotspots on Friday but rejected calls for a city-wide lockdown. On Saturday Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa said current restrictions did Madrid is again at the epicentre of Spain's coronavirus outbreak, as it was during the first peak earlier this year.

Many protesters were not wearing masks, despite the legal obligation to wear them at all times on public roads and in the midst of the third wave, which has claimed more than 400 lives a day this week. "People have to take off their blindfolds, be less afraid and realize that it's just a bad flu, that you have to wait for it to pass and that's it" , told AFP Milagros Solana, a 71-year-old retiree.

"Mortality is lower than in other years" , she added, downplaying the official count, which has more than 55,000 dead and 2.5 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Spain since the start of the pandemic.

"Hospitals are empty"

Next to her, a friend showed photos on her phone claiming that "hospitals are empty" , in a country where more than a third of intensive care beds are occupied by patients with coronavirus, and where several centers had to evacuate other patients to make room for patients with the virus.

Many protesters also criticized the ongoing vaccination campaign as a method to end the epidemic.

In an attempt to stem the pandemic, the government has imposed a nighttime curfew and restrictions on mobility between regions. In Madrid, hotels must now close at 9 p.m.

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© LP / Théo Troude Versailles, this Sunday January 31, 2021. On the Place d'Armes in Versailles, the Demonstration for all gathered more than a thousand people. Behind the barriers, passers-by either appreciate or get annoyed. A huge bather flocked with euros, speakers pushed to their limits for more than a thousand people gathered on the Place d'Armes… The Manif pour tous was once again a real success, this Sunday in Versailles.

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