500 “freedom caravans” were stopped by police as they tried to enter Paris

2022-06-23 0 By

Paris (Reuters) – French police said they stopped 500 vehicles trying to enter Paris on Monday as part of a “freedom convoy” protest against COVID-19 restrictions.French police said on Twitter that officers stopped the vehicles at three checkpoints entering Paris and issued more than 150 fines, the report said.French police have mobilized thousands of officers, set up checkpoints and deployed armored personnel carriers and water cannon trucks to prepare for the protests.Inspired by the “Freedom caravan” protests in Canada, the owners of cars in cities across France are attempting to defy a police order banning them from entering Paris, the report said.(Translated by Du Yuanjiang)