COVID Protesters Threatened With 2 Years in Prison for Blocking Traffic

French authorities said a “freedom convoy” could face jail time if participants block roads in a planned protest in Paris against COVID-19 restrictions.

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Paris police said the protest aimed at “blocking the capital” from Friday through Monday is banned due to “risks of trouble to public order,” the Associated Press reported.

Protesters who block traffic can get two years in prison, a fine greater than $5,000 and a suspended driver’s license, the police said in a statement.

Above, police arrest a protester during a march on Al Nakba Day to demonstrate for the rights of Palestinians on May 15, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.
Adam Berry/Getty Images

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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