“Let’s come to Kazakhstan. Protests against the dictatorship “: I no pass and I no vax return to the streets in Rome with this slogan, preparing to gather in Piazza del Popolo to protest in particular against the vaccination obligation for over 50s imposed by the Draghi government and to come into force a few days ago.
After a temporary respite mainly linked to the Christmas holidays, the people of the “no” – the green pass, the compulsory vaccination, the reinforced green pass – has made an appointment for Saturday 15 January in Piazza San Giovanni starting at 2.30 pm. The rumor on social media started several days ago and spread like wildfire first on Telegram, then on Facebook, Instagram and on private chats. The tenor of messages means that they could occur – and on Thursday there was a technical table to discuss the measures to be taken – but from those who have called themselves the organizers of the protest, the “Truth and Freedom” group, arrived the reassurance: no bellicose intentions, no violent march, explained Angelo di Stefano from the Truth and Freedom coordination in a video.
The fact remains that several demonstrations have been scheduled for Saturday, not only in Rome but throughout Italy, and that all the Roman groups have been conveyed to Piazza San Giovanni: “With pitchforks, let’s do as in Kazakhstan”, is the attached message to the poster released on Telegram in recent days, which indicates all the squares that adhere to the protest. The leader of the no vax movement of Turin, Marco Liccione, who contracted the virus weeks ago and who had spoken of a “march on Rome”, should not be present.
Also absent Mariano Amici, the general practitioner no vax of Ardea: “The organizers of the demonstration in Rome in Piazza San Giovanni told me that in order to have the opportunity to intervene, send a summary of my eventual intervention in advance in order to consider the possibility of to grant me the floor or not and in case for no more than 7 minutes – he said from his Telegram channel – In 2 years of struggle, which I have also been suspended by the Order, after having always attended the various events in all piazzas of Italy, it is the first time that such a thing has happened to me, which is why I decided not to “.
In the San Giovanni area, however, no particular security measures are envisaged, except for the presence of the police in the garrison as per protocol. The fact that demonstrations have been organized at a regional level should contain a limited number of people expected in the square, even if the Digos is still on the alert for any alarm bells. The San Giovanni metro will remain open – except in exceptional situations – but it is possible that the bus lines may undergo variations.