Violent altercation at French amusement park over valid health pass
A violent clash between a customer and the director of the Walygator park in Maizières-lès-Metz (Moselle) erupted during the verification of the visitor's health pass.
Published: July 26, 2021, 2:28 pm
The regional daily Le Républicain Lorrain reported that on Sunday July 25, while the managers of the Walygator amusement park in Maizières-lès-Metz were checking the health passes at the entrance, a visitor whose pass was not deemed valid became angry. The director of the site, Laurent Muller, paid the price for this fit of rage, since the furious visitor grabbed him by the collar before throwing him on the ground.
The security agents employed by the park immediately intervened to control the visitor. He was later taken away by the gendarmerie.
The problem is that the man had been rightly annoyed. The management of the park has since discovered that the Internet application TousAntiCovid Verif used to scan the famous QR Code, had declared certain passes invalid when they were in fact valid.
The perpetrator explained that he had received his second dose more than seven days earlier, but the manager refused to let him in. The park director was lightly injured in the scuffle. He lodged a complaint on Monday.
The prefecture of Moselle meanwhile warned citizens on Twitter not to become violent and condemned “very strongly the acts of violence against those responsible for implementing measures to combat the epidemic”.
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