Italian police guard train stations as Covid pass rolled-out


Police have stepped-up checks at Italian stations amid threats from protesters to disrupt high-speed trains on the first day of a Covid pass. The “green pass” is now compulsory for domestic flights, ferries and long-distance or fast trains as well as schools and universities. Increased security was reported at stations at Rome, Milan and Florence.  Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has condemned a climate of hatred over the launch of the pass.

He is one of several public figures to have been targeted by anti-vaccination protesters in recent days. Journalists and medical experts have complained of being stalked while Mr Di Maio faced death threats online.(BBC)…[+]