The main police union has stepped up to protest against the pink masks provided by the State, on the grounds that these “do not honor the uniform” in the context of “growing aversion for law enforcement “.
It was the controversy we didn’t expect to see in the middle of the fifth Wave of Covid. It is clear that Italy has been affected greatly by the Omicron variant. However, several police officers from different provinces refused to wear the FFP2 masks provided them by the state on Thursday 13 January, citing the fact that they are pink. According to them, this color of masks would be “ Indecent for the uniform ».
According to La Repubblica, Stefano Paoloni is the general secretary for SAP, the largest police union, with more than 22,000 members, and took to the streets to protest. In particular, he wrote to Lamberto Gianni the chief of police to warn him not to wear these masks.
In a statement, the unionist stated that he didn’t. prejudiceHe said that he was against the use of this color, but that he believed the uniform was appropriate. RegulatedTherefore, police officers had to wear masks that were the same color as their blue uniform.
The police asked the chief of police and the Italian government for new masks “ white, blue, azure or black », « more sober » by justifying this decision by the need that « The uniform is worn with respect and decorum for the institution. [ils]belongs[nnent] ».
Stefano Paoloni felt the same way. This historic moment of growing opposition to law enforcement He was “Not recommended “to wear masks” Excessive ornaments, eye-catching “, even according to him to harm the seriousness of the institution he represents.
The speech caused controversy in Italy where there are 172,000 daily contaminations. On Wednesday, January 12, a peak of 313 people were killed by Covid.
Twitter: Teresa Bellanova, Deputy Minister for Infrastructure, took the floor to say that there was “!” Nothing unusual to wearing a colored mask and clarified that the “ Respect for uniforms was not due its color but to the attitudes of the men and women who wore them ».