Striking strategy of tension in Italy

Some four million employees of the 10 million Italians who resist receiving the vaccine will not be able to access their workplaces if they do not present the European vaccination certificate. The only alternative for them is a negative antigen result every two days, which in Italy costs 18 euros. However, in recent hours there has been an exorbitant increase in the request for these tests that pharmacies or clinical analysis centers throughout Italy are not able to satisfy.

The consequence for the unvaccinated is the inability to access their public or private work centers, with immediate suspension of salary or employment from the fifth day of absence. The falsification of the certificate is sanctioned with up to 1500 euros and the reiteration entails the dismissal. Lack of control by businessmen or managers of the public administration is fined one thousand euros per undisciplined employee.


A few hours after the entry into force, at midnight, of the mandatory nature of the European anti-Covid vaccination certificate, carriers and port workers have warned that they will paralyze the country with wildcat strikes and the suspension of import loads and export unloadings. “We will see in a couple of days whether or not the government withdraws the decree – has commented a spokesman for the workers of the port of Trieste. With the economy blocked, the other European governments will wonder, but why is this happening in Italy, the only country in the world that has imposed a vaccination certificate to work? ”.


The anti-vaccines have called demonstrations in the center of Milan next Saturday, as they have been doing for three months in numerous Italian cities with infiltration of neo-fascists. The latest altercations in Rome, street riots, clashes with the police, attempted assault on Palazzo Chigi (seat of the government’s presidency), the taking of the headquarters of the country’s first union and the violent occupation of the emergency department of a hospital They recall the strategy of the tension of the fascist squads a century ago or of the black terrorism of the seventies. The immediate preventive imprisonment of the neo-fascist leaders of the revolt, almost all with serious criminal records, does not at the moment depress the movement, which has about 300 thousand voters nostalgic for the dictator Mussolini (Forza Nuova, Casapound …) and one and a half million of post-fascists who, even considering that time had passed, defend the Duce’s heritage (Fratelli d’Italia and residual factions in the other parties of the right).


The confrontation will be measured at a distance the day after tomorrow. The anti-vaccines, regardless of the neo-fascist infiltration, in Milan, and those who reject fascist violence and defend measures so that the thousand of deaths with COVID of 2020 are not repeated, in Rome. All this coinciding with the second round of the municipal elections next Sunday and Monday, the strong discrepancies between the nine parties with a seat in the Council of Ministers, the growing expectation two months before the election of the new President of the Republic or the rumors of early elections in spring. And with the police forces under stress after 20 consecutive months of policing in the midst of a pandemic.

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