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Tens of thousands flee Paris over looming lockdown

Incredible videos are emerging of people fleeing Paris before the national lockdown of their country over COVID comes in force on Friday. The lockdown will actually make it illegal for people to travel.

During what can only be described as a government-induced panic, stores are being stripped bare of food and other essential items.

The Daily Mail explains:

Tens of thousands of Parisians last night caused massive traffic jams in a desperate attempt to flee the French capital ahead of the start of Emmanuel Macron’s new national shutdown. 

Video posted to Twitter shows huge numbers of Parisians attempting a mass exodus out of the city in a bid to avoid the 9pm curfew and the start of the second lockdown from midnight.

The night air was filled with the sound of blaring car horns while social media users estimated that Parisians had created ‘hundreds of miles’ of gridlock to escape to their second homes in the country. […]

Meanwhile French people emptied supermarkets in a repeat of the panic-buying that swept Europe in March as Parisians and other city dwellers prepared for a month in confinement.

Here is a video of the grid lock caused by this exodus from Paris:

READ: Escape from Paris: City is gridlocked as tens of thousands flee, stations are packed, violent protests break out and shelves are stripped ahead of month-long lockdown that BANS travel

He probably shouldn’t have done this, but a government advisor to the French government just admitted that the lockdown will probably go on for months. READ: France’s full national lockdown will last months, government adviser says

However, not everyone is fleeing Paris. Others have decided to stay and fight for their freedom. The following is a Google Translate of the tweet below that includes a vdeo of the demonstrations: “Demonstration underway from Place de la République in Paris to protest against the confinement.”

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