Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Phase 2 in Italy: Government to Hire 60,000 "Civic Assistants"

Hat tip RAIR Foundation, Vlad Tepes, and Gates of Vienna. Translations by Fousesquawk.

Now that Italy is entering in Phase Two of the Corona crisis, the government is planning to hire 60,000 "civic assistants" to monitor compliance with social distancing etc. on Italian streets. This has caused much opposition as people are concerned about the amount of power these people, drawn largely from the unemployed, will have over their fellow citizens. The government insists they will not have police powers. The below video is from Antenna Sud, which broadcasts in southern Italy, and is totally positive in tone.

Here is the response of Matteo Salvini, ex interior minister and leader of the Lega party:

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