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‘RIP restaurant industry’: Protesters in Paris stage mock funeral after bars & cafés ordered to close AGAIN

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press author Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:24author by foody Report this post to the editors

Parisian restaurant and bar workers have taken to the streets carrying a mock coffin, an expression of their anger at new Covid-19 restrictions, which they say will kill off the whole industry. At a rally organized by the local trade association in the French capital on Thursday, the protesters staged the mock funeral procession with the words “Bars – restaurants – clubs” written on the coffin.Others held up a sign “Restaurant industry 1686-2020, RIP,” referring to the year when the first café-type business was opened in Paris. Some of the protesters have been seen brandishing smoke flares.
coffin for Parisian restaurant and bar workers whose jobs are destroyed by Covid restrictions
coffin for Parisian restaurant and bar workers whose jobs are destroyed by Covid restrictions

The activists denounced what they called “the killing of our sector by the government.” A manager at one endangered establishment told local media that the new restrictions would hit the whole industry badly. “After going through a particularly difficult year and three months of closure, we are once-again forced to close for at least two weeks. It’s the death of our business, in a way,” he lamented. Full story https://www.rt.com/news/503029-paris-bars-cafes-protest/ https://twitter.com/i/status/1314266987862908929

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