Italian police arrest 12 after anti-COVID-19 pass protest

Rome-Italian police arrested 12 people on Sunday, including top executives of the far-right Forzanuova, after a clash in Rome against a government move to mandate COVID-19 “Green Pass” for all workers He said he did.

Thousands of people went to the streets of the Italian capital on Saturday as they tried to break through police with riot equipment deployed to protect access to Mario Draghi’s office, and many were “free.” , Freedom ”.

Another group crashed into the headquarters of Italy’s major CGIL trade unions.

Draghi introduced a pass in the summer, a digital or paper certificate confirming that the owner had been vaccinated at least once, was negative, or recently recovered from the virus.

Initially, admission to many cultural and leisure facilities was required, but the scope is gradually expanding. Last month, the government mandated it for all workers.

Under the Green Pass system for workers, workers who are accepted by the union and employer and do not present a valid health certificate from October 15th will be suspended unpaid but will not be dismissed. is not.

Over 80 percent of all Italians over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated.

The Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.