“This is a new beginning, it is for the conditions we have been through”. The President of the Republic said it, Sergio Mattarella, during the inauguration ceremony of the academic year of the University of Pisa. “We are always called to new beginnings – he continued in his speech – We pass from one beginning to another, wrote Gregorio di Nissa and every beginning is also trust and openness to the future”.
Mattarella in Pisa: “The phenomena of violence that hinder the recovery of the country are grieving”
October 18, 2021
For the Head of State, after the darkest period of the Coronavirus emergency, now “the contagion is behind us thanks to vaccines and the wisdom of the majority”. Because the “civic sense that people express is the strength of our country”. It is therefore necessary for Mattarella to “counteract the anti-scientific drift” which is essentially expressed with the refusal of the anti-Covid vaccination19. There is an “anti-scientific drift that is recorded almost everywhere, even in our country, albeit in small doses – he observed – that leads to blocking the future and bringing everything back to the past. We owe a lot to science. a long period, which we must not forget, also out of respect for the dead. All this is behind us because science has given us the vaccines, because the distance measures and the masks have defeated, or at least we hope to have done so, the contagion “.
Impossible for the President of the Republic not to mention what happened today in the port of Trieste, where there were clashes between the No Green pass protesters and the police, but also compared to what happened recently during the No Vax marches in Milan and Rome . “It is surprising and painful that just today, right now, in these moments, not when there were moments with a dark horizon, when the collapse of the country was feared, but today that we see an encouraging recovery – economically, socially, culturally, in which the The country is relaunching itself – right now phenomena, initiatives and acts of violence are exploding, of aggressive protest “, underlines Mattarella. He then adds: “As if to want to hinder, intercept, the recovery that the country is experiencing and that must be carried out successfully, with difficulty, with commitment but in an indispensable manner”.
Port of Trieste, over two thousand people at the garrison. Guerrilla warfare in the city with tear gas and fire hydrants between police and no Green Pass protesters
by Gianpaolo Sarti, Laura Serloni
October 18, 2021