ROME (AP) – Thousands of protesters marched on Rome’s famous Via Veneto and other streets on Saturday, with some entering the union’s office and clashing with police. ItalyNew vaccination “green pass” requirement for employees entering offices
Certification is mandatory from October 15 and applies to both public and private workplaces. If both employees and employers do not comply, they run the risk of being fined. Public sector employees can be suspended if they show up five times without a green pass. Pass already required. Italy Entering museums, theaters, Jammu and indoor restaurants, as well as long-distance trains and buses or domestic flights.
The pass indicates that a person has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or has recovered from the virus in the last six months, or has tested negative in the last 48 hours.
The demonstrators first staged a loud, authoritative protest in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo. They then left the wide square and clashed with police as they passed under Villa Burgess Park and Via Veneto in an unauthorized march.
Hundreds of protesters broke up and marched to another street in Rome’s historic shopping district, ending near the office of Premier Mario Draghi in Chegi Palace. Police made a line with the help of police van to prevent access to the Italian government seat and prayed for water.
The police charged some protesters. Many protesters present in the front line outside Chagi Palace took their weapons to identify non-violence when they encountered the police. Others raised their fists or waved Italian flags and shouted “Freedom!” One banner read, “Take the work out of your hands.”
Roy State TV reported that the number of protesters was at least 10,000, with organizers claiming 100,000. At least one protester was injured, the RAI said. According to Italian media reports, one of the protesters was a supporter of the far-right group Forza Nova.
Under-Secretary of the Interior Carlo Sibelia said it was clear that neo-fascist groups were hiding behind so-called anti-virus groups.
Some protesters, armed with sticks and metal bars, entered CGIL’s headquarters, leaning to the left, and dumped his office in the trash. ItalyThe Central Labor Federations have supported the need for green passes as a way to run factories and other workplaces safely during epidemics, which have hurt the Italian economy.
Dargi, meanwhile, promised to continue the government’s vaccination campaign.
“The right to express one’s views can never be turned into acts of aggression and intimidation,” Draghi said in a statement. He called any threat against the unions unacceptable, calling them “the cornerstone of democracy.”
“We will not let ourselves be intimidated,” tweeted Federico de Inca, the parliamentary relations minister of the popular 5-star movement.
Draghi’s government has credited the need for green passes for workplaces to increase recent vaccinations. As of Saturday, 80% of people are 12 and older. Italy – People who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine shot – have been fully vaccinated.
Right-wing leader Matteo Salvini, who is a partner in the League of Draghi’s broad-based coalition, on Saturday called for a partial reduction of the Green Pass initiative.
“Increase the minimum duration of the green pass from 48 to 72 hours,” Salvini tweeted.