The news of restaurateurs’ continued defiance led to the owners being arrested on Sunday morning after police had observed them serving patrons at the makeshift bar counter. The three now face charges following the announcement of a criminal investigation being opened by the canton’s public prosecutor’s office.
If the scenes at Walliserkanne from this weekend show anything, it’s that the one thing proof of vaccination requires do achieve is fomenting more dissent. Restaurants from Paris to San Francisco to Sydney have become destinations for dissidents to galvanize around in order to express their rejection of the requirements. Though these restrictions are made under the guise of acting in the interest of public health, anyone with even a vapid understanding of history knows that bars, pubs, restaurants, and churches have served as crucial centers for rebels organizing against tyranny. With that knowledge in hand, the real reason behind the targeting of these businesses should become a lot clearer.