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Protesters march against COVID-19 health pass in Barcelona

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By Euronews  with AFP
Demonstrators hold a banner reading "health passport, totalitarian state", during a demonstration against the Covid-19 health pass in Barcelona, 11 December 2021.
Demonstrators hold a banner reading "health passport, totalitarian state", during a demonstration against the Covid-19 health pass in Barcelona, 11 December 2021.   -   Copyright  LLUIS GENE / AFP

Police in Spain said around a thousand people demonstrated in Barcelona against the COVID-19 health pass in Catalonia.

Demonstrators held a banner reading the health passport equalled a totalitarian state. Others compared the health pass to a dictatorship.

It was the second consecutive week that the protesters met.

Pandemic restrictions are normally imposed at the regional level in Spain and the country reached more than 90% vaccination uptake in the population aged 12 and up without imposing a health pass.

But more and more regions are considering it amid a new wave of COVID-19, with a large increase over the last two weeks.