The anti-vaccinators “hug” with the supporters of Kasidiaris – Anti-authoritarians threw stones at the Police who responded by throwing chemicals and water from the auras – More than 5 arrests – Reactions to the amendment submitted to Parliament, with the government the obligation of vaccination – See videos and photos
The scene in Syntagma was deplorable, where episodes were recorded when the climate intensified, in the course of protest against the vaccination. Crowds were observed at the rally, in which the complete absence of masks and distances was evident. As can be seen in the videos and photos, some gathered holding anti-vaccination placards, others Greek flags and others crosses.
In the episodic demonstration of the negatives, chemicals fell, anti-authoritarians threw stones and mules against the police who proceeded to throw water from the auras . Tear gas was also used to remove the vaccinators from the monument to the Unknown Soldier. During the episodes, a bucket caught fire.
ELAS has made more than five arrests so far, for the episodes that unfolded in the afternoon in Syntagma and the Propylaea.
According to police, about 3,500 vaccine deniers gathered at the Syntagma. At one point when they were asked to leave Amalias Avenue, because they were obstructing traffic, they started throwing bottles and other objects at the police. At that time, the police forces dropped water with the special vehicle and limited use of chemicals.
At the same time, small incidents took place in the afternoon in the Propylaea , where, according to ELAS, people from the anti-authoritarian space had gathered.
At the narrowly around Ermou, he was a chase between police and protesters, using chemicals and water drops to be continuous
At a time of rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the Indian mutation, vaccine deniers reacted to the recommendations of the scientific community and rallied around the Constitution.
Crowds of people, without masks, gathered in Syntagma Square, a week after the large gathering of negatives in Syntagma and Omonia. Many supporters of Ilias Kasidiaris's party were present at the protest, while a gallows held by a protester caused a negative impression.
Banners against compulsory vaccination and Greek flags can be seen in the photos from the protest march.
Distances do not seem to be observed.
Among those gathered and those who with crosses and ecclesiastical icons promote their own position and argument for the denial of vaccination, while the Permanent Holy Synod has called on the faithful to listen to the voice of science and be vaccinated.
The protest took place after the amendment with the regulations brought by the government for the compulsory vaccination was submitted to the Parliament.
These arrangements apply to three categories of employees:
1. Employees in nursing homes and
2. In care units for People with Special Needs from 16 August
3. In health structures (doctors and nurses), effective from September 1.
Gathering in Thessaloniki as well
A rally against the mandatory coronavirus vaccination was also held in the White Tower.
Some of the participants in the demonstration stated that they are against the division of citizens into vaccinated and non-vaccinated. Others said they disagreed with the mandatory vaccination, while others strongly opposed the coronavirus vaccine and the mask.
Due to the march, a section of Niki Avenue was closed.