Italy Starts Enforcing COVID-19 Passes at Train Stations, Protests Expected

Italian police have been deployed to train stations to enforce the “green pass” rule for transportation and in anticipation for protesters.

The green pass is the proof for recent vaccination, a negative COVID test in the past 48 hours, or recovery from the virus in the last six months.

The green pass is already in effect for most establishments and transportation except buses, trams, and metros but there has been opposition from some militant groups and several protests have been launched, 

According to an AP report, the militant groups opposing the green pass have already called for protests at 50 train stations around the country.

There are already protesters at the Torino station but there are no reports yet elsewhere. 

Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said there would be zero tolerance against protests at the train stations or violence against civil servants, politicians, doctors, and journalists.

“No illegal acts will be permitted in protest initiatives at train stations,” said Lamorgese. 

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