After days of protests by activists and workers in the port of the northern Italian city of Trieste against the Corona certificate, the police have started clearing blockades.
Police officers with helmets and signs as well as water cannons lined up in front of the port in Trieste on Monday morning, as reported by the Ansa news agency and seen on TV images. There were scuffles with the police, who pushed the protesters back. Water cannons were also used.
Protests for days
Dock workers and activists had been demonstrating for days against the expansion of the so-called Green Pass – a corona pass with printable or digital evidence of a corona vaccination, a negative test or recovery from the disease – to the world of work. The government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi had decided that the certificate would be required from October 15th (last Friday) in order to be allowed to go to work.
The port workers in Trieste had threatened a blockade. However, operations in the port, which is important for the economy, were only slightly restricted. The government’s decision had already led to violent clashes with the police in the capital Rome on Saturday a week ago. (SDA)