On 31 July 2021, protesters clashed with police officers near the Place de la Bastille in the capital Paris. Police officers fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters who had gathered to demonstrate against the recently mandated coronavirus health pass, a document that demonstrates proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, which is required in order to enter many establishments. At least three police officers suffered injuries during the clashes, but there were no reports of civilian injuries or arrests.