4:50 p.m .: Never sell too early the skin of an anti-health pass demonstration. Clashes were reported at Place des Terreaux (see video below).
4:20 p.m. : Place des Terreaux, which the demonstrators wanted to join, there are not many people either. The dispute seems to be over for this Saturday.
4:15 p.m. : The ranks of the demonstrators in full cagniard have dispersed Place Bellecour. The police continue to monitor small groups who do not want to stop the movement.
3:35 p.m. : Relatively calm so far, the demonstration is stretching in the Presqu’île. Tear gas firing is carried out on rue Emile Zola, opponents of the health pass are repelled by the police who use their batons.
3:25 p.m. : The police surround the Place Bellecour. Some demonstrators are cunning by taking the metro to reach the Place des Terreaux …
3:22 p.m. : The procession that left Brotteaux is still a long way off. The demonstrators stopped in front of the ARS at Part-Dieu.
3:20 p.m. : That’s it, the procession from Confluence has arrived at Place Bellecour. There is a bit of tension but there has not yet been any clashes with the police.
3:10 p.m. : The procession from the Hôtel de Région in Confluence arrives at Place Carnot. Some of the demonstrators managed to take rue Victor-Hugo towards Bellecour before the police blocked access.
3 p.m. : The second procession of the Confluence also has 1,400 participants depending on the prefecture. What makes more than 2,800 demonstrators with the procession party of Brotteaux.
2:55 p.m. : The police block the demonstrators rue Marc-Antoine Petit. They sing “the police, with us”.
2:50 p.m. : The official procession that left Brotteaux includes more than 1,400 people depending on the prefecture. That of Confluence is roughly in the same waters according to our estimates. Rather little disciplined and taking an unusual route in small streets, it is more difficult to count.
2:40 p.m .: The ranks widened during Charlemagne. The crowd advances in the direction of Perrache station.
2 p.m .: About 250 people gathered in front of the Hôtel de Région at La Confluence, in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon. The T1 and T2 tram lines are interrupted in the sector. The procession sets off in the direction of the Saône with cries of “liberty, liberty!”.
Two processions are already planned in the streets of the capital of Gaul. The first, declared in the prefecture, will start from the Brotteaux station at 2 p.m. to reach the place Jean-Macé, in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon. A citizen stroll “secure” and “in joy and good humor“, promise the organizers.
But this is another gathering that worries the authorities the most. This will take place on the François-Mitterrand esplanade, in front of the Hotel de Région in the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon, at 2 p.m. No route is for the moment planned by the assembled anarchist organizers “against the past and Macron’s policy“. This second demonstration was not declared in the prefecture and will therefore be” illegal “.
The perimeter of ban on demonstrations issued by the prefect is more or less the same as last saturday. Most of the Presqu’Île de Lyon is concerned with an area stretching from Place des Terreaux to Place Carnot. The Confluence is therefore spared.
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