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Paris: French minister wrote an open letter to reassure health workers (Photo: Joe Price/Flickr)

France braced for 'anti-vax, anti-science, anti-state' protests

France is preparing for a fifth weekend of anti-vaccine protests after previous ones left a trail of vandalism and fear.

"I will not accept any violence, intimidation, attack on their physical integrity or their professional tools," French health minister Olivier Véran wrote to health workers on Thursday (13 August).

"In recent weeks ... several of our professionals have been cowardly attacked for doing their job," he said.

"To attack our health professionals is to attack t...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Paris: French minister wrote an open letter to reassure health workers (Photo: Joe Price/Flickr)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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