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Massive Protests Erupt in Greece After Government Bans the Unvaccinated From Public Spaces

July 17, 2021

Protests erupt in Greece as authorities ban "unvaccinated people" from certain public spaces. "The policy barring unvaccinated from bars, restaurants, theatres and other entertainment venues will take effect Friday and remain in place at least until August. Teens will be able to receive the vaccine starting Thursday."

People gathered on the streets to protest against the decision with Greek flags and wooden crosses while shouting "take your vaccines and get out of here!" This was a calling for Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to resign.

The protestors took their protest directly to the lawmakers by protesting in front of the parliament.

"Every person has the right to choose. We're choosing that the government does not choose for us," said Faidon Vovolis, a cardiologist, who has questioned the scientific research around face masks and the vaccine and heads the "Free Again" movement, which called the protest. Vovolis said he started the group in response to the government's "tough measures" to contain the virus.

This protest was the biggest demonstration of opposition against the inoculation drive.


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