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Anti-vax protesters at Bettel and Cahen's doorsteps



For several weeks now, anti-vaccine campaigners and others unhappy with the restrictions imposed by the government have been gathering in Kirchberg to take part in “silent white marches”. (Photo: archives/Nader Ghavami)

For several weeks now, anti-vaccine campaigners and others unhappy with the restrictions imposed by the government have been gathering in Kirchberg to take part in “silent white marches”. (Photo: archives/Nader Ghavami)

A handful of demonstrators, armed with a megaphone, came to voice their discontent under the windows of prime minister Xavier Bettel and family and integration minister Corinne Cahen's respective residences.

In Luxembourg, it is quite rare to see ministers being harassed in their personal homes. A group of people, however, took to the homes of Bettel and Cahen (both DP) in Bonnevoie to show their discontent with the recently introduced restrictions for unvaccinated people. The government recently limited the CovidCheck system to people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus or recovered from an infection.

Bettel and Cahen did not comment on the protesters’ decision to voice their discontent. But at the last press conference during which the new restrictions were announced, the prime minister insisted that he was not taking this type of measures to be popular, but to protect the population and the economic fabric of the country. Bettel added that he did not expect to be applauded.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.