Macron stands by threat to 'piss off' unvaccinated

"What I have said is that being a citizen also means accepting the duties that come with this citizenship. And so we are citizens, we have to accept fulfilling our duties," Macron said.

"When someone uses their freedoms to make a slogan out of their irresponsibilities, not only are they putting others' lives in danger, but they also restrain others' freedoms. And that I cannot accept," he added.

France last year put in place a health pass that prevents people without a PCR test or proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, cafes and other venues. The government wants to turn it into a vaccine passport that means only the vaccinated can have a health pass.

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