by Paul Joseph Watson at Summit News
Italy has seen an explosion of protests against the introduction of its vaccine passport scheme, with dockers in numerous towns and cities vowing to block ports until the government scraps the ‘green pass’ law.
The ‘green pass’ – which is a mandatory vaccination scheme in all but name, forces workers in both the public and private sector to take the jab in order to be paid.
Workers who try to do their jobs without taking the vaccine will be suspended without pay and face a fine of up to 1,500 euros.
The system is also mandatory for anyone wishing to enter a number of venues, including schools, universities, museums, stadiums, theaters, gyms, and indoor seating spaces at bars and restaurants.
Although Reuters erroneously describes today’s protests against the scheme as “scattered,” they are in fact large and widespread.
Business owner Ugo Mendes Donelli compiled a Twitter thread illustrating the intense level of the backlash.
“Many citizens won’t go to work,” he tweeted. “I can tell they are many because there is no traffic. We had such silence, in my area, only during the lockdown.”
Update from “Green Pass” Italy
The first day of enforcement is today October 15th
Many citizens won’t go to work
I can tell they are many because there is no traffic
We had such silence, in my area, only during the lockdown pic.twitter.com/oHZt1fLPPf
— Ugo Mendes Donelli (@hugowiz) October 15, 2021
According to Donelli, despite the media trying to downplay the protest numbers, there are around 10,000 demonstrators at the port of Trieste…