A total of 160,000 people protested across France on Saturday, with the Interior Ministry saying it was angry with the country’s coveted health pass system, which it says bans immunizations.
By early evening, authorities had logged 222 separate protests, including 14,500 in Paris.
Sixteen people were arrested and three police officers were slightly injured in the seventh consecutive weekend of the Kuwait protests.
“Vaccines are not the answer,” said Helen Verondels, a retired right-wing protester in Paris.
“We must stop the closure of hospital beds and continue the blockade measures,” he added.
In Bordeaux, several protesters said they were refusing to vaccinate their children just days before the start of the new school year.
“We are not laboratory rats,” said an 11-year-old boy marching with his father.
“We live in a free country, there are no statistics that justify large-scale vaccination,” her father said, comparing the growing pressure on vaccines to rape.
Under the Quad Pass system, which has been gradually introduced since mid-July, anyone wishing to enter a restaurant, theater, cinema, long-distance train, or large shopping center must show proof of vaccination or a negative test.
The government insists that in order to encourage vaccinations and to avoid the Fourth National Lockdown, a pass must be made to immunize most of the cowardly 19 patients admitted to the hospital.
Saturday’s total was slightly lower than the 175,000 protesters who came out last weekend.
About 200,000 people marched last weekend, according to Interior Ministry figures.
Organizers claim that the actual number was double the estimate announced by the police.
The protest movement has brought together conspiratorial theorists, anti-Waxers, former members of the “Yellow West” anti-government movement as well as those concerned that the current system unfairly creates a two-tier society.