Italy: Anti-Vaxxers’ Homes Raided After Threats To PM

Italy’s The Local reports:

Italian police on Monday raided the homes of anti-vaccine activists alleged to have used an online chat to call for violence, including “hangings” and “shootings,” against the prime minister and others.

The ‘Basta Dittatura’ (Enough of the Dictatorship) chat on the Telegram app had tens of thousands of members and was used to organise demonstrations against vaccines and Italy’s health certificate, or green pass, according to police in the northern city of Turin.

The searches, across 16 cities, targeted 17 of the most radical activists on the chat, which was “characterised by a persistent incitement to hatred and to the commission of serious crimes”, police said.

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