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Neo-fascists exploit anger over COVID laws in Italy.

ROME (AP) – Violent exploits by a far-right outraged by Italy’s Corona virus ban are forcing authorities to fight the country’s fascist legacy and fueling fears that last week’s mob will storm parliament. Attempts may be made to force the route.

As of Friday, anyone entering the workplace in Italy must have received at least one dose of the vaccine, or have recently recovered from COVID-19, or tested negative within two days. Prove your status using the country’s green pass. Italians already use the pass to enter restaurants, theaters, gyms and other indoor entertainment, or for long-distance buses, trains or domestic flights.

But 10,000 opponents of the government’s order staged a protest last week in Rome’s vast Piazza del Popolo, which turned violent.

This is a violation of the extreme right and Italy’s vaccine mandate, which is troubling, even though those who oppose the vaccine are still a separate minority in a country where 80% of people 12 years of age or older Fully vaccinated.

Enraged by the political extreme right, thousands marched from the Italian capital on Saturday and hundreds stormed the left-leaning CGIL Labor Union headquarters. Police thwarted repeated attempts to reach the Italian prime minister’s office and parliament.

Protesters smashed the union’s computers, tore down telephone lines and crushed offices when they first tried to use metal bars through the front door of the CGIL, then entered through a window. The unions have supported the Green Pass in order to make Italy’s workplace safer.

Hours after the CGIL attack, several anti-vaccine protesters also stormed the hospital’s emergency room, where one protester was taken away feeling sick, frightening patients, injuring two nurses and three police officers. went.

CGIL leader Maurizio Landini immediately drew a resemblance to Benito Mussolini’s attacks on labor organizers by the newly bent fascists a century ago when he tightened his grip on Italy.

Some saw the violence unfold, and the attack sparked images of a January 6 attack by angry mobs in the US capital as part of a protest against President Donald Trump’s failed election bid.

Premier Mario Draghi told reporters that his government this week was “reflecting” parliamentary movements backed by the left, populist and centrist parties, urging the government to ban the far-right Farza Nova. Declare whose leaders encouraged the attack on the union office.

Dozens of people arrested in Saturday’s violence include the co-founder of Forza Nova (New Force) and its Rome leader. He is also the founder of the armed right-wing militant group Armed Revolutionary Nuclear, which terrorized Italy in the 1980s, and a restaurant in northern Italy in the early 1930s. I violated the national lockdown.

On Monday, at the behest of Rome prosecutors, Italy’s telecommunications police force removed Forza Nova’s website for alleged criminal incitement.

Rome will see two more rallies this week: one from Green Pass opponents and another to show solidarity with the CGIL, and Landini calls it an antidote to violence.

In Rome on Sunday, there will be a choice between a left-wing candidate and a right-wing candidate between the leader of a fast-growing national opposition party with neo-fascist roots.

In the first round of local elections in Rome, the dictator’s granddaughter Rachel Mussolini won the most votes for the council post.

Maloney has long defied opponents’ demands that she openly condemn Mussolini’s legacy of a fascist government.

Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, Maloney slammed the Green Pass workplace principle and distanced his party from Forza Nova.

“We are light years away from any kind of destructive movement, especially Forza Nova,” he said. He then blamed Dragie’s broad coalition, which had been convened earlier this year to lead the country in epidemics, “pretending to see people on the streets on Saturday “They were protesting against not passing and not recognizing their right. To work.”

Maloney “lives in ambiguity, she has a foot in the legacy of fascism

Parsella, director of the Liberation Museum in Rome, said that most sections of Italian society believed that Mussolini had done “good deeds” such as the common “myth” that he ran trains on time and eradicated malaria.

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