Footage out of Italy purports to show Italian police taking off their equipment to stand in solidarity with a group of lockdown protesters.
The viral video circulating on social media appears to show a line of cops policing a protest event, before removing their gear to raucous applause.
In recent months, Italians have taken to the streets to protest the government’s vaccine passport initiative, Covid lockdowns and restrictions, and mandatory vaccinations.
ITALY protests again about vaccine passports and mandatory vaccines. Passports that will force the unvaccinated out of their lives and jobs.
— Bernie's Tweets (@BernieSpofforth) September 25, 2021
Milan, Italy. Protests against Covid mandates. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? pic.twitter.com/UrnpJ4M3Wg
— 🇺🇸Lionel🇺🇸 (@LionelMedia) September 25, 2021
Italy: all workers to be vaxed by 10 Oct or lose their jobs. Protests today. pic.twitter.com/7hyxkw5PuD
— Giddywids (@Giddywids) September 26, 2021
— Campari | Hold the line ⚔️ (@CampariWithSoda) September 26, 2021