Heatwave lockdowns: Region in France bans outdoor gatherings

“Officials in France banned people from attending concerts, outdoor gatherings, and events due to safety concerns over a heatwave. … Outdoor events – including, ironically, annual ‘Resistance’ celebrations – are banned until the officials declare the heatwave is over. They’re even restricting some indoor events that don’t have air conditioning. … Nonetheless, rather than let people take responsibility for themselves – to hydrate or stay home – French officials are comfortable deciding for them.”

Originally published here at The Counter Signal on 17 June 2022.

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