Italians demonstrate against the health pass in place since Friday
As in France, opponents of the health pass hit the streets on Saturday in Italy. Demonstrations were held in several cities across the country against the introduction of this certificate to attend indoor events and for teachers.
The Green Passport, an extension of the Covid-19 digital certificate from the EU, became compulsory in Italy on Friday to enter cinemas, museums and indoor sports halls or to eat inside in restaurants. School and university staff will also need this pass, as will students. Finally, from September 1, it will be mandatory on domestic flights and long-distance trains.
“Shame! Shame ! “
A thousand people gathered in Piazza del Popolo, in the center of Rome, shouting” No green pass! ” “And” Freedom! “. Thousands of people marched through Milan in the north, some wearing badges shaped like yellow stars, marked “Not vaccinated”. Around a hundred people from the “No Vax” movement also gathered in Naples, in the south, opposing the vaccination of children, to the cries of “Hands off the children” and “Shame!” Shame ! “.
The green passport is the latest tool in Italy to fight the pandemic. The coronavirus has killed more than 128,000 in the country.