The Italian Police yesterday carried out a wave of raids against anti-vaccine groups for urging violence against politicians and doctors on social networks in favor of the health passport imposed against COVID-19.
The raids were carried out in 16 cities across the country against 17 ultra-radical leaders of the “Basta Dittatura” (“Down with the dictatorship”) movement, active on Telegram.
It is a group that “incites hatred and the commission of serious crimes,” explained the Turin Police.
The group is known for having organized demonstrations against the anti-COVID passport, which is mandatory in all workplaces since October 15.
The Green Pass certifies that the carrier has been vaccinated, that they have overcome the contagion of coronavirus or that they tested negative in a recent test.
The defendants “participated in discussion groups, systematically calling for the use of weapons and the commission of serious illegal actions against senior institutional officials, including Prime Minister Mario Draghi,” police said.
Meanwhile, in the main vaccination center in Vienna, five-year-old children waited yesterday to receive their first dose, at the same time that two million unvaccinated are forced to confine themselves.
To slow the spread of the virus and increase the vaccination rate of its population (65%), Austria pulled out the heavy arsenal, becoming the first country in the European Union to take these measures.
Meanwhile, the city of Vienna decided to start vaccinating children between the ages of 5 and 11, despite the fact that the European regulator has not yet given its endorsement for the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech immunizer in people of that age group.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that a “barrage” of coronavirus infections is heading to the United Kingdom from continental Europe.