The Basics If you haven’t followed the news this weekend, La Dépêche du Midi has a catch-up session for you. Discover the five messages that marked the news in the region and in France on Saturday and Sunday.
Time to deconfine
On this Saturday and Sunday, France was preparing for the first phase of deconfiguration announced by Emmanuel Macron. This will take place on Monday May 3rd: in practice, traffic restrictions will be lifted. The rules set by the authorities for 10 and 30 kilometers are no longer relevant and it will be possible to travel between regions. In fact, the certificate is no longer useful for day trips. However, the curfew will be maintained. It will also be possible to leave the national territory, but only in Europe and within the limits of the restrictions set by each country.
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The 4th and 3rd students will return to the classroom on this Monday as well. The high schools are also reopening on a half-scale. La Dépêche du Midi sums it all up here.
Confusion during the May 1st protests
This Saturday, May 1st, several events were organized in France to mark International Workers’ Day. The Interior Ministry has identified 106,000 protesters across France (150,000 according to the unions). In Paris, however, at the end of the parade, fighting broke out between the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) security service and demonstrators, most of whom were masked. Some union vehicles have been grazed and marked.
An investigation into “willful violence” and “humiliation” has been launched and entrusted to Territorial Security, the Paris prosecutor said.
Stade Toulousain in the final of the European Cup
It was undoubtedly the sporting event of the weekend that Toulouse had undoubtedly won: the XV. Von Ugo Mola struck again when he overthrew Union Bordeaux-Bègles on his lawn on Saturday 1st May Stade Rochelais, Leinster winners in the semi-finals that Sunday (32-23).
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The final will take place on Saturday May 22nd in Twickenham, England.
AstraZeneca vaccine: the verdict of the autopsy on the body of the late young Nantes
The autopsy report of the 24-year-old medical student from Nantes, who died after being vaccinated against Covid-19 with the AstraZeneca vaccine, gave his verdict. It “reinforces the hypothesis of a causal link” between the injection and death, the family attorney said on Saturday May 1st.
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“Expertise shows that the cause of death is an abdominal thrombosis (…) in the spleen with very recent blood clots,” said Me Etienne Boittin, lawyer in Saint-Nazaire. The report makes no mention of “infections, viruses, cancer, or tumors that can cause thrombosis”.
In Les Républicains election campaign for the Regionals
What is happening in the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region? Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced the withdrawal of La République En Marche candidate Sophie Cluzel for the regional elections organized next June. This announcement follows an agreement with the outgoing LR President of the PACA region, Renaud Muselier.
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An agreement that the party of justice obviously did not recognize: the head of the Republicans, Christian Jacob, finally announced the withdrawal of the nomination of Renaud Muselier on behalf of the party. “Following Mr Castex’s announcement of the small election maneuvers in PACA, Renaud Muselier will not be able to benefit from the LR nomination, according to the Republican rules that stipulate that there is no agreement with LREM in the first round,” a confirmed Christian Jacob .