About 600 people gathered in Quimperlé on April 11 to protest against the wearing of masks and vaccination. 140 verbalizations were drawn up by the gendarmerie. The prefect could take legal action against the organizers.
One hundred and forty reports were drawn up for non-wearing of the mask, lack of derogatory certificate or inconvenient parking, at the end of a demonstration authorized by the prefecture in Quimperlé (Finistère), on April 11. At the call of the association A l’ère libre, more than 600 people gathered in a park in the town, reports France 3, to protest against vaccination and the obligation to wear the mask.
Among the participants was in particular the former LREM deputy of Bas-Rhin Martine Wonner, known for her criticisms of the health management of the government. “All the people who are going to be vaccinated are guinea pigs,” she said at the microphone. Lawyer Carlo Alberto Brusa, opposed to coronavirus vaccines, was also present.
It was this afternoon in Quimperlé. Let us react to health measures. Let’s defend our freedoms. It’s urgent !! 🤔😖😑😰 pic.twitter.com/b1UPMnsnJZ
– Mathieu Barthélémy (@ MathieuBarthlm1) April 11, 2021
In a press release, the prefect of Finistère deplored that, “contrary to the commitment of the organizers, a large part of the demonstrators did not respect the barrier gestures”. He also explained that he reserved “the possibility of taking legal action against the organizers”.
Three local elected officials, the MoDem deputy Erwan Balanant, the president of the community of communes Sébastien Miossec (PS), and the mayor of Quimperlé Michaël Quernez (PS), condemned on April 11 in the evening of “irresponsible behavior”: “Very attached freedom of expression and demonstration, however, we strongly condemn the irresponsible behavior of those present and all those who contributed to the organization of the latter and thus, through their deliberate action, endangered the life of others ”, they wrote in a joint press release.