“Leadership is needed.” Insults to Bassetti, eight reported – Corriere.it

“Leadership is needed.”  Insults to Bassetti, eight reported – Corriere.it

by Francesca Del Boca

On the Telegram chat against vaccines and the Green pass “Enough dictatorship!”, which collects 42 thousand subscribers, also hate messages aimed at Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio

«You need lead», «you must die». And again: “Another notorious one to execute”, “an attack is needed”, “we’ll see you soon too, with the noose around your neck”. This time in the crosshairs of the members of the Telegram group “Enough dictatorship!”, the chat of the front that lashes out against vaccines e green pass, there is the Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio. It is his fault that in recent days he has made some statements in favor of the vaccination campaign and has called on all political forces in the field to… condemn the violence of the No Vax. “They demonstrate in unacceptable forms. We must not let people think they can afford to threaten doctors, professors who are fighting for vaccines. We have arrived at the absurd, and as politicians it is better to stop this degeneration ».

The Bassetti Attack and the Convictions

A crescendo of insults, threats and hate speech that has been targeted for months journalists, scientists, politicians and anyone who stands up for vaccines and a green passport. But now also come the first convictions: eight people have so far been identified by the Digos of Genoa and charged with threats via social media to the infectious disease specialist Matteo Bassetti. The professor had filed some twenty complaints in recent months for the ongoing attacks: the first complaints were activated in April (even if the first attacks date back to late last year, so much so that dynamic surveillance was ordered in December). Until two days ago, when it was chased and insulted by a 46-year-old man. The attacker, who was charged by police with serious threats, met him on the street and began chasing him to his home, catching him with his cell phone. Meanwhile, he shouted: “You are killing us all with these vaccines, we will make you pay for it.”


“Invite the numbers and addresses of all criminals. Then send us videos and audio recordings to entertain others too ». On the Telegram chat “Enough dictatorship!” they are invited to publish phone numbers, messages and addresses of doctors, politicians and journalists who support the green pass. In addition to organizing active boycotts: revoking the union cards of CGIL, CISL and UIL, which adopted a position on the mandatory nature of vaccination (“How about a nice visit to the headquarters of these unions too?”) E block the main train stations of the country in protest against themandatory green passport for passengers. Meanwhile, the medical director of the Galeazzi Institute in Milan Fabrizio Pregliasco was the victim of telephone stalking. The Five Star Pavilion in Milan he was attacked by a group of militants from the march against the Green Pass, the burnt entrance to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Journalists attacked and insulted, street demonstrations gathering thousands of people, false negative reviews against restaurants asking for the Green Pass to enter (“We’ll make them fail!”). Exaggerated actions that have a very specific direction behind them, coordinated by a virtual organization that predefines the objectives to be achieved. Only to unleash the herd’s barrage of violence on them.

August 31, 2021 (change August 31, 2021 | 16:43)

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