Police officers in Italy are not happy at having to wear pink face masks.
The Italian police union has written to the Interior Ministry objecting to the issue of pink Covid masks, which they say risks damaging the officers’ reputation.
The union believes that law enforcement officers’ masks should be black, white, or blue, in keeping with their uniform..
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RT reports: They asked why, two years into the pandemic, it hadn’t been possible to source more suitable alternatives.
“We do not understand the reason behind the purchase of masks in a color that would appear, at first sight, to be unsuitable for our administration,” the letter reads. It describes the pink mask provision as “puzzling.”
According to Italian media outlets, union leader Osvaldo Paoloni maintains that part of the oath of a police officer is to wear the uniform with decorum at all times and the color of the provided masks undermines that.
“We believe that clothing and accessories used must be appropriate and consistent with the uniform,” he stated.
The Interior Ministry is yet to comment on the matter.