Hundreds of Thousands Protest Vaccine Mandates and Passports Around the World

Protesters took to the streets in response to the introduction of new lockdowns and compulsory vaccination laws.

By Nathan Munn

December 6, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people in dozens of countries took to the streets over the weekend to protest compulsory vaccination laws and Covid-related restrictions, leading to violence in some cities.

In Brussels, Belgium, where one of the largest protests of the weekend took place, police used water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades to disperse the massive crowds.

Large crowds protested Covid restrictions in countries across Europe including Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Denmark and elsewhere.







Tens of thousands took to the streets in Vienna, Austria, where new compulsory vaccination laws have been introduced. People who refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 will be subject to fines which, if they are not paid, lead to jail time.

Elsewhere in the world, gatherings were held outside Australian embassies to protest a controversial bill recently passed that grants the government of Victoria new powers and levies massive fines for protesting.


The mass protests are taking place as compulsory vaccination laws are being floated, and implemented, in EU countries and elsewhere. Vaccine passports, also known as “green passes” in some countries, are also being widely adopted to exclude the “inadequately vaccinated” from daily life. In several countries, the definition of adequately vaccinated has now changed to require ongoing booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines.