Hundreds of restaurateurs and owners of bars and businesses have gathered in Rome to protest anti-Covid restrictions and demand that their businesses reopen. The police intervened.
On April 6, 2021, hundreds of restaurateurs and owners of bars and businesses gathered in Rome in piazza di Monte Citorio, in front of the House of Representatives, to protest against anti-Covid restrictions and to demand the reopening of their companies. Coming at the call of the Italian Business Movement, some demonstrators wore shackles and chains. Clashes with the police took place.
“We put chains on ourselves because we can’t go ahead and accept this situation. We want our jobs and our freedom back, ”one protester said. “We demand the immediate end of national containment We demand the immediate end [du classement par couleur] from different regions. And we ask for the immediate opening, without restriction of persons or duration, of any commercial activity. Regardless of the statistics related to the disease, ”he continued.
From April 3 to 5, the Italian government implemented a three-day national lockdown in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. The move was intended to discourage rallies and meetings over the Easter weekend, as the country experiences a spike in new infections. Since the start of the epidemic, more than 3,690,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Italy, resulting in around 120,000 deaths linked to the virus so far.