- Title: Italians protest against the "Green Pass" in Rome
- Date: 15th August 2021
- Summary: ROME, ITALY (AUGUST 14, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DOG WITH BANNER ON BACK READING (ITALIAN) "YOU ARE MUZZLED, I'M NOT" PROTESTERS CHANTING (Italian) "FREEDOM, FREEDOM!" PROTESTER WAVING ITALIAN FLAG POLICE IN SQUARE PROTESTERS CHANTING ITALIAN ANTHEM WOMAN HOLDING BANNER READING (Italian) "WE ARE NOT CONSPIRATORS, YOU ARE" PEOPLE IN SQUARE HOLDING BANNER READING (Italian) "NO GREEN PASS"
- Embargoed: 29th August 2021 09:59
- Keywords: Coronavirus Covid-19 Italy Rome green pass health protest
- Location: ROME, ITALY
- City: ROME, ITALY
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Europe,Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001EQE3X3B
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Despite the searing heat, a few hundred people held a protest in central Rome on Saturday (August 14) against the so-called Green Pass, a digital or paper certificate that shows if someone has received at least one jab of a COVID-19 vaccine, has tested negative for the virus or has recently recovered from the illness.
The demonstration in Piazza del Popolo was just the latest in a long series of similar protests against 'vaccine passports' in several weeks.
Since Friday (August 6), the Green Pass has been required for entrance into gyms, swimming pools, sports stadiums, museums, spas, casinos and cinemas. Indoor restaurant dining now also requires a pass.
The Italian government plans to extend the Green Pass requirement to all teachers, university students and long-distance travel starting September 1.
(Production: Oriana Boselli)
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