Genoa – At the cry of “Freedom, freedom” The anti-Green pass demonstration that is being held simultaneously in more than thirty Italian cities and in many cities around the world began at 5.30 pm in Piazza De Ferrari in Genoa. Word of mouth was via Telegram and social media. In the square, Italian flags are waving and “the pass does not pass. No to dictatorship, yes to freedom” signs. The participants, at 18, exceeded 500 units, but in a few minutes the crowd exceeded a thousand people.
The parade in Soprelevata
Ore 21,05 – The demonstration broke up.
Ore 20,55 – A Rai news reporter was verbally attacked: “Go to Corso Europa (where the Rai Liguria headquarters is, ed), we don’t want you, it’s better.” Someone raised their hands on the Rai camera. The journalist walked away .
Ore 20,52 – The procession has arrived again in Piazza De Ferrari, where armored police vehicles guard the entrance to the Palazzo della Regione.
Ore 20,41- “I came to the streets today to defend my rights of freedom, we must be free to choose while respecting who we want to vaccinate, but also who does not want to do it, for different reasons” explains Valentina Tibullo. “Today I am here because I believe that too much is being played with the fear of people. I believe that passing measures that do not have a real function of protection is extremely dangerous for the future ”says Ilaria Casalini showing her sign with the words“ More conscious, freer, more human ”. “I came to the streets to demonstrate for my rights because I think the green pass is totally unconstitutional. I don’t think creating discrimination between people is the solution ”says Marco Piras. Laura Parodi is also keen to underline how dangerous it is to associate freedom of choice with discrimination. “I don’t think it’s right to evaluate as second-class citizens those who don’t want to get vaccinated because they have very deep motivations. Likewise, those who get vaccinated have their own and must be respected. Downgrading those who have different ideas is not good ”.
Ore 20,40 – After blocking the entrance to the Piazza Cavour underpass, the procession headed towards Palazzo San Giorgio and Via San Lorenzo, singing choruses against Beatrice Lorenzin.
Ore 20,25 – The procession entered the Sopraelevata, passing on the lane to the sea. A man who contested the demonstration was insulted. Now the demonstrators have turned towards the exit of Piazza Cavour
Ore 20,06 – Digos officials are telling the demonstrators to stop because they all risk being sued. The procession chooses to go on.
Ore 20,01 – At the head of the procession is a young mother with a child: she is Gaia Sanguineti, 29, with her son Achille in her arms. Achille is 6 months old. “I’m not no vax – says Sanguineti – but I don’t accept impositions, the future of my son and the children is at stake”.
Ore 19,55 – Some protesters head towards the flyover. The police remained stationary under the Primocanale headquarters
Ore 19.52 – The procession arrived in Piazza Dante where insults were directed towards the headquarters of Primocanale
Ore 19.45 – Nearly the accident in the middle of via Venti Settembre: at full speed in the opposite direction to the procession, a Just Eat rider swooped down and managed to brake a millimeter from the demonstrators.
Ore 19.42 – After the protests, the procession is now singing the anthem of Italy. Among the banners there is everything: from Bob Marley to the “no” to initiatives that are linked to Nazism by the demonstrators
Ore 19.40 – There is no clear line: the procession is heading back towards via Venti Settembre
Ore 19.35 – At the Brignole station both the police and the carabinieri are deployed to protect the entrances to prevent the demonstrators from going on its tracks. Their goal, however, is to go to the Rai headquarters in Corso Europa. Police and carabinieri are lined up and the station entrance doors are closed.
Ore 19.30 – The demonstrators are arriving in Brignole. Dario Caviglione 61 years old is one of the people at the head of the procession. They don’t want to hear about peoples leader. “The Green pass resembles the Aryan pass of 1936 – says Caviglione -. My uncle died in the concentration camps and is now turning in his grave: we need slaves”.
Ore 19.02 – The demonstrators are heading towards the Brignole station
Ore 18.58 – The demonstrators move towards the Prefecture: the procession blocks traffic in Piazza Corvetto
Ore 18.41 – The procession is going up in via XXII Ottobre repeating “Freedom, freedom”. The municipal police are stopping the cars to keep them from getting off via XXII Ottobre. The demonstrators then stopped under the windows of the 19th century
Ore 18.40 – The procession wants to reach Brignole passing first from Piazza Piccapietra to pass under the windows of the XIX century editorial office
Ore 18.30 – The procession is moving towards via Venti Settembre shouting “Children don’t touch each other” and “If you don’t get vaccinated you get sick and die as our president says. But that’s not the case”.
Ore 18.20 – The square is screaming against the windows of the Palazzo della Regione demanding the resignation of President Giovanni Toti.
Ore 18.05 – The square is growing rapidly in numbers: over a thousand people are present at De Ferrari. Among the demonstrators there are those who have the Star of David on their shirt and the words “Not vaccinated”.
Ore 17.55 – “The square is full only the people can command. The time has come in every neighborhood and in every street to meet, build resistance to the system. They cannot impose the green pass on us.” Leonardo Sinigaglia 22 years old from Genoa is the first to speak on the megaphone.
Paita: “Solidarity with the XIX Century”
The deputy of Italy Viva Raffaella Paita: “Solidarity with the editorial staff of the XIX Century which carries out its constant work of information every day. Vaccinating means respecting oneself and others. The culture of no vax, or selfishness, in this country fortunately it is a minority. These are seriously irresponsible attitudes. Yes to vaccines, yes to the Green pass “
Order and Association condemn the intimidation of journalists
The Order of Journalists of Liguria and the Ligurian Association of Journalists severely condemn the intimidating and protest demonstrations by anti-green pass protesters against their colleagues from the 19th century and the Republic, committed to ensuring timely and objective information to the service of readers. They express solidarity to their colleagues from the two newspapers and call for respect for the right of the press.