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People gather in Piazza del Popolo square during a protest, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Thousands of demonstrators protested Saturday in Rome against the COVID-19 health pass that Italian workers, both the public and private sectors, must display to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a government decree. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

Vaccine mandate protests go global

Police crashed with protesters in Rome after an anti-forced vaccination protest descended into violence. Italy has planned to introduce its “Green Pass” in a week, which has prompted thousands of Italians to take to the streets to protest the government on Saturday.




President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations after touring a Clayco Corporation construction site for a Microsoft data center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden doubles down on vaccine mandate

Joe Biden is defending his highly-controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandate despite constitutional challenges and litigations by a number of states. He addressed construction workers in Elk Grove Village, Illinois Thursday.