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Global Covid-19 Protest Tracker- Week: December 29 - January 05

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • The GRID91 GLOBAL COVID-19 Protest Tracker provides an overview of protests related to COVID-19 induced restrictions and national vaccination policies for the week of December 29, 2021 to January 5, 2021.

  • The week witnessed 10 protests in total. Of these, 2 were against COVID-19 restrictions, 3 were against both COVID-19 restrictions and governmental vaccination policies, while 5 were against vaccination policies.

  • Germany, with 5 protests, witnessed the highest number of protests against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccination policies during the week.

  • 9 of the cumulative 10 protests were led by civil society groups. However, political backing to protests was also recorded in France on January 3.
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Disclaimer: The number of protests shown on this map does not necessarily capture all protests which may have transpired on aforementioned issue during the dates mentioned
Sources - varied media

PROTEST AGAINST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

GERMANY

Locals, numbering in the high hundreds, marched on the streets of Nuremberg as part of a rally on December 30. They were rallying against COVID-19 restrictions and planned vaccine mandates. The participants held up placards while chanting slogans.

Locals, numbering in the mid thousands, marched on the streets of Dusseldorf for a demonstration on January 1. They were rallying against COVID-19 restrictions and planned vaccine mandates. The participants held up flags and banners as they walked through the centre of the city.

Hundreds of locals rallied on the streets of Schweinfurt, Bavaria as part of a protest on January 2. They were expressing their opposition to COVID-19 restrictions. Police ar- rested several participants for violating a ban on gatherings.

NETHERLANDS

Locals, numbering in the low thousands, clashed with the police during a protest in Am- sterdam on January 2. They were demonstrating against lockdown restrictions. Mask- less participants marched on the streets before gathering at a park. They held up ban- ners and placards while chanting slogans. Police personnels conducted a baton charge to disperse protesters.

SPAIN

Locals, numbering in the mid hundreds, rallied on the streets of Barcelona as part of a demonstration on December 30. They were protesting against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccines. The protestors first gathered at the Arc de Triomf before moving on to- wards the local government’s headquarters.

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Disclaimer: The number of protests shown on this map does not necessarily capture all protests which may have transpired on aforementioned issue during the dates mentioned
Sources - varied media

PROTEST AGAINST VACCINATION POLICIES

The protests against COVID-19 vaccination policies in Dusseldorf (Germany) on January 1, Nuremberg (Germany) on December 30 and in Barcelona (Spain) on December 30 were held in tandem with protests against COVID-19 restrictions.

AUSTRIA

Locals, numbering in the low hundreds, gathered for a protest in Linz on December 31. They were rallying against vaccine mandates. Participants held up banners and placards as they marched on the streets.

FRANCE

Supporters of ‘The Patriots’ political party held a demonstration in Paris on January 3. They were protesting against a proposed vaccine pass. Participants, numbering in the low hundreds, gathered at Place Edouard Herriot while holding up national flags and placards. They listened to a speech by the party leader.

GERMANY

Locals, numbering in the mid hundreds, walked on the streets of Stuttgart for a rally on December 29. They were protesting against COVID-19 vaccines and mandates. The participants beat drums and held up signs as they marched. The rally was escorted by the police.

Locals, numbering between mid to high hundreds, held nationwide protests in Germany on January 3. Protests were observed in the cities of Mannheim, Rostock, Nuremberg, Dusseldorf, Berlin and Bautzen. The demonstrators were rallying against COVID-19 vaccines. They held up signs and banners as they marched on the streets.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Locals, numbering in the high dozens, held a protest outside the state Capitol in Sacra- mento, California on January 3. They were rallying against local vaccine mandates for schools. Protestors held up national flags and placards.

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