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Demonstrators block major Italian ports in protest of mandatory Covid health pass

Major ports in Italy have been blocked all weekend as workers strike against mandatory vaccines and vaccine passports. Italy made Covid-19 health passes mandatory for all workers from Friday. The so-called Green Pass confirms the holder is vaccinated against, recently recovered from, or recently tested negative for Covid-19.

The largest demonstrations were at the port of Trieste, where thousands of dockworkers and residents joined the action to pressure the Italian government to abandon the Green Pass policy. Protesters have also been blocking the port of Genoa for three days and two nights and similar actions were reported nationwide.

Port workers, drivers and citizens in Trieste have threatened that if the Green Pass obligation in the workplace is not withdrawn, activity will come to a halt in the port where 40% of the workers are reportedly unvaccinated. Police have also warned all dockworkers that they will forcibly evacuate the port if the protests continue.

Concessions offered by Italian authorities have so far been rejected by port worker representatives and the Italian government has not indicated that it is likely to reverse its decision on the Green Pass requirement.

Adis Ajdin

Adis is an experienced news reporter with a background in finance, media and education. He has written across the spectrum of offshore energy and ocean industries for many years and is a member of International Federation of Journalists. Previously he had written for Navingo media group titles including Offshore Energy, Subsea World News and Marine Energy.


  1. David Boffey, in fact since 4 weeks, here in Trieste, we have tested and registered with “Positive” result only the so called PFIZER, MODERNA etc. vaccinated people, this means that the “The so-called Green Pass” shows how much people was infected by SARS CoV 2 making this jabs.

  2. Do you not understand David? Marcus is explaining that vaccinated people are testing positive in large numbers, which is the case in so many other countries too. The situation is not changing through the use of vaccines that are both non-sterilising and appear to wear off so quickly that boosters are being touted at the unprecedented frequency of every six months.

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