Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of Robert Kennedy, delivers his speech as he stages a protest against the COVID-19 vaccination green pass in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
UPDATED 6:48 AM PT – Sunday, November 14, 2021
As several thousand people gather to protest against Italy’s Green Pass in Milan, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. marches alongside.
Kennedy Jr. asserted, “the Green Pass is how they consolidate their power over your lives.”
Demonstrators shared their frustration with the anti-COVID measure on Saturday. They happily greeted the son of former U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy as the anti-vaccine advocate argued the Green Pass is not a public health measure, but a means for the government to take control.
“It’s clearly an instrument for controlling the money supply, controlling individuals’ movements, controlling our kind of new digitalized economy that gives his totalitarian elements the capacity to control every aspect, every feature of our lives, and the Green Pass was the emblem of that,” said Kennedy Jr.
Protests have taken place in the country for weeks after the Italian government authorized the Green Pass last month, which requires all workers in the country to show vaccination proof, a negative test or recent recovery from the virus. Kennedy Jr. said the pass is being used as a tool to take away their rights, which he says will never be given back unless they make them.
Kennedy Jr. has voiced how he feels on the matter and plans to put action behind his words.
“I can tell you this, I will stand side by side with you and then if I have to die for this, I’m going to die with my boots on,” he stated.