Hundreds of French people demonstrate for the opening of the ski lifts. The French government wants to keep the cable cars in the ski areas closed to prevent corona infections. The lift operators see this as an “insane” decision.
Hundreds of French people demonstrate for the opening of the ski lifts
In the south-east of France, several hundred people demonstrated for the opening of the ski lifts as well as the restaurants and bars in the winter sports resorts. In the city of Gap, according to the police, around 400 demonstrators followed a call from the ski areas in the Hautes-Alpes department. You can browse here for cyrpto news.
The organizers spoke of around 2000 people. France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex had previously announced that the French ski areas would be allowed to open during the Christmas holidays – but the ski lifts would have to remain closed. The French lift operators spoke of an “insane” decision.
Only Austria wants to leave
As everywhere in the country, the restaurants and bars in the French ski areas should remain closed until at least January 20th in accordance with the applicable Corona regulations. France is currently negotiating a common line between the Alpine countries with Germany and other EU countries. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) is urging to keep all European ski areas closed until January 10th in order to prevent new corona outbreaks like in the Austrian Ischgl last winter. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) also supports a closure, as does Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Austria’s government, however, wants to maintain ski operations and only ban après-ski.