The effect of the Delta variant on the increase in infections is increasingly evident and to curb its cavalcade, the government has decided to extend theGreen Pass obligation (today limited to residences for the elderly and wedding parties) allowing only those who are immunized or have a negative swabentry to the most crowded places. With this decision, if on the one hand the increase in bookings for vaccines has been remarkable, on the other hand a strong protest movement has been triggered that has been going on since Saturday 24 July throughout Italy.
For today, Tuesday 27 July, a new demonstration is scheduled in Rome against the vaccine passport preparatory to carry out various activities starting from 6 August. The protest was organized by the “Movimento Io Apro”, an organization of restaurateurs, which is expected to be large enough to bring the Rome Police Headquarters to migrate the demonstrators from Piazza Montecitorio to Piazza del Popolo. The start is scheduled for 3pm.
Fear of new outbreaks in the capital
The anxiety of gatherings and new infections is great: for the day today from 50 thousand to 100 thousand people are expected in the square. A potential cluster (more powerful than that of Europeans) could take off the peak of infections in the capital.
“They won’t be able to stop us, we’re too scared. Inserting the Green Pass, as well as an unacceptable limitation of the individual, would create incredible economic damage to all categories “he declared Umberto Carriera, national secretary of IoApro.
In a note, the Rome police headquarters together with the Prefecture explains that they ‘analyzed’ the location for the event in the Public Order and Safety Committee and that they decided to hold it in Piazza del Popolo “as it is not foreseeable the number of participants who could join the initiative and which could be higher than that indicated by the promoters, in this the same was widely advertised also on the social channels, not only by the direct organizers “.