The prefecture of the Côte-d’Or issued a decree to ban all demonstrations in the city center of Dijon on Saturday, July 31. A measure that aims above all a rally planned against the health pass.
Opponents of the health pass will not be allowed to demonstrate on Saturday July 31 in the city center of Dijon. The prefecture of Côte-d’Or took a decree this Friday (PDF) prohibiting any demonstration on the public highway while a call to assemble “to protest against the health pass and ‘anti-social reforms’ was relayed by several informal collectives” and that he is “likely to bring together 1,200 people including about 200 activists, from determined to violent.”
The ban is valid between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m. in a sector delimited by Place Darcy, Place de la République, Place du 30-octobre and Place du Président Wilson.
In a press release, the prefecture justifies its decision by the fact that the gathering scheduled for Saturday “has not been declared at the prefecture” and “that in the absence of a declaration and therefore of an identified organizer, the police authority is not able to ensure the implementation of sufficient security conditions.”
Last week, demonstrators opposed to the health pass gathered in the city center of Dijon on Saturday, July 24, when an order banning all gatherings had been taken.
During this event, “incidents broke out in particular near official buildings (prefecture, town hall)”, indicates the prefecture which adds that “demonstrators were armed with sticks and other weapons by destination and that numerous and dangerous projectiles were launched in the direction of the internal security forces”.
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