As in France, opponents of the health pass hit the pavement in Italy on Saturday. Demonstrations were held in various cities of the country against the introduction of this certificate to attend indoor events and for teachers.
The green passport, an extension of the EU’s Covid-19 digital certificate, became mandatory in Italy on Friday to enter covered cinemas, museums and sports halls or to eat inside restaurants. School and university staff will also need this pass, as will students. Finally, as of September 1, it will be mandatory on domestic flights and long-distance trains.
A thousand people gathered in the Piazza del Popolo, in the center of Rome, shouting “Don’t go green! “And” Freedom! “. Thousands of people marched through Milan in the north, some with yellow star-shaped badges, marked” Not vaccinated. “About a hundred people from the ‘No Vax’ movement also gathered in Naples, in the south, opposing in particular to the vaccination of children, 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.