Skip to comments.New protests loom as Europeans tire of virus restrictions
Posted on 10/27/2020 8:52:01 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
MILAN - Italy braced Tuesday for more protests in cities nationwide against virus-fighting measures like regional curfews, evening shutdowns for restaurants and bars and the closures of gyms, pools and theaters - a sign of the growing discontent across Europe with renewed coronavirus restrictions.
Nightly curfews have been implemented in French cities and in Spain, and restaurants and bars in Italy must close at 6 p.m. Schools have been closed in Northern Ireland and the Czech Republic. German officials have ordered de-facto lockdowns in some areas near the Austrian border and new mask-wearing requirements are popping up weekly across the continent, including a nationwide requirement in Russia.
We would all like to live like before, but there are moments where you have to make tough decisions, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Tuesday as the government held emergency meetings on the pandemic.
Yet in this new round of restrictions, governments are finding a less compliant public, even as the continent has seen over 250,000 confirmed deaths in the pandemic and last week recorded 46% of the worlds new infections, according to the World Health Organization.
Over the weekend, police used pepper spray against protesters angry over new virus restrictions in Poland. Spanish doctors staged their first national walkout in 25 years on Tuesday to protest poor working conditions, and other protests were planned in the Netherlands.
In Britain, anger and frustration at the governments uneven handling of the pandemic has erupted into a political crisis over the issue of hungry children.
Dr. Michael Ryan, WHOs emergencies chief, said the European Unions open borders might even need to be shut down again to take the heat out of this phase of the pandemic.
Theres no question that the European region is an epicenter of disease right now, he said.
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GET OUT THERE FOLKS!
Sweden was unavailable for comment.
Notice how none of the people imposing restrictions and subverting liberty has lost their own paychecks, perks, and liberty
Life in Pandemic Gilead is good for the Commanders
They know hot Swedish chicks are in bars in Stockholm with no masks, and have been for month.
Death to China and Covid.
What? I thought only we dummy deplorables were the only ones that hate the lockdowns. Ive been told all my life that Europeans were our superiors in everything.
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