Thousands of protesters, including members of the right-wing group, marched in central Rome on Saturday against the expansion of the Covid-19 health pass system to all workplaces.
According to AFP report, protesters were blowing with the police with the goal of health passion, which had the need to access the museum, sports event and restaurants since August.
Although the procession was allowed, hundreds of people detached from the main column and tried to march on Parliament.
The AGI news agency confirmed that the police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters, and several of them were arrested during the clashes.
There have been separate protests in the northern cities of Milan and Cesena in central Italy between the capital and others.
Three weeks ago, the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced that the project would be extended to all workplaces from October 15 and that any employee would refuse to accept the suspension without pay.
Health pass system is already in place for all health workers. This requires people to provide vaccination certificates, proof of recovery from Covid-19 or recent negative test results.
Retired Maria Ballarin has condemned the “criminal and cowardly blackmail” of the Italian state.
Vaccination does not make workers compulsory, it “completely absolves itself of liability for fatal or serious consequences, but indirectly forces people to go to work to be vaccinated,” he said.
“We were suspended two months ago,” Cosimo, one of the protesters, told AFP. He and his wife Morena are both nurses.
The couple says they have problems with immunity and allergies and their family doctor has exempted them from the need to be vaccinated.
But both have been suspended without pay.
Stefano, who came from the northern Como to join Saturday’s protest, said he would take the test. “I have to pay for the work, it’s unreasonable,” he said.
According to official figures, about 80 percent of people over the age of 12 in Italy have been fully vaccinated.
The first European country to feel the full force of the epidemic, Italy has therefore suffered more than 130,000 deaths.