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French police clash with anti-virus pass protesters

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSParis - 31 July 20211. Wide protesters and riot police forces in front of Moulin Rouge2. Protesters and police face off3. Various of tension between protesters and riot police forces in front of Moulin RougeANNOTATION: Thousands in France protesting a special virus pass marched through Paris on Saturday.4. Riot police spraying tear gas at protestersANNOTATION: French police in full riot gear using their fists to push some demonstrators back and firing tear gas against some crowds.5. Protester clashing with policeANNOTATION: Legislators passed a bill requiring the pass to enter restaurants and other venues and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.6. Zoom in to protestersANNOTATION: Polls show a majority of French support the pass, but some people are adamantly opposed.7. Various of police and protestersANNOTATION: The pass requires vaccinations or a quick negative test or proof of a recent recovery from COVID-19.8. Police backing away from protestersANNOTATION: The pass mandates vaccinations for all health care workers by mid-September.9. Various of police clashing with protestersANNOTATION: ANNOTATION: French authorities are implementing the health pass because the highly contagious delta variant is making strong inroads.10. Police backing away from protestersANNOTATION: More than 24,000 new daily cases were confirmed Friday night - compared to just a few thousand cases a day at the start of the month.11. Wide of protesters and policeSTORYLINE:Clashes broke out as thousands of people took the streets in Paris and several cities across France on Saturday to protest against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and other venues and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers.In Paris demonstrators marched through the streets and held signs aloft, some clashing with police, as officers tried to control the protests.Legislators have passed a virus bill requiring the pass in most places as of August 9 as virus infections are spiking and hospitalizations are rising.Polls show a majority of French support the pass, but some people are adamantly opposed.The pass requires vaccinations or a quick negative test or proof of a recent recovery from COVID-19 and mandates vaccinations for all health care workers by mid-September.French authorities are implementing the health pass because the highly contagious delta variant is making strong inroads.More than 24,000 new daily cases were confirmed Friday night - compared to just a few thousand cases a day at the start of the month.More than 111,800 people have died of the virus in France since the start of the pandemic===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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