This weekend, over 50,000 restaurants in Italy began defying the country’s strict ‘anti-Covid’ lockdown measures in a massive act of civil disobedience according to Off-Guardian.
Italian restaurant owners have been spreading their “I Am Open” message through the social media hashtag #IoOpro (“I am opening”) and customers have turned the tables on the government:
ITALY: #IoApro restaurant is open, police arrives. Customers refuse to leave & shout in unison "Get out! Get out! Get out! ..we pay your wages from our taxes, you work for us.. Get out! Get out! Get out!" #IOpen pic.twitter.com/Wqa0DYz4ls— Robin Monotti (@robinmonotti) January 16, 2021
The “I Am Open” movement started in Italy has already spread to other countries across the world, including Mexico, Switzerland and Poland.