Two Molotov cocktails were launched this Saturday morning (3) at a vaccination center against Covid-19 in Brescia, in the north of Italy.
The incendiary bottles hit a tent that houses the local cafeteria, but they did not cause serious damage or injured. The police are investigating the case to discover the perpetrators of the attack.
On his Facebook page, Attilio Fontana, governor of Lombardy, where Brescia is located, defined the episode as “absurd” and “criminal”. “Fortunately, there were no injuries and, finding nothing flammable, the fire did not spread,” he said.
The vaccination center was built with donations made by civil society in the first wave of the pandemic.
Two weeks ago, in Rome, criminals had already set fire to the entrance gate of the ISS (Instituto Superior da Saúde), a government agency that monitors the progress of the health crisis in Italy.
The country has been hosting growing anti-vaccine movements for years and is struggling to accelerate its immunization campaign against covid-19.
With just under 60 million inhabitants, Italy has already vaccinated around 7.4 million people, with 3.4 million receiving both doses.
The country is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic worldwide, with approximately 3.6 million cases and just over 110 thousand deaths.
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