Actor and singer Jared Leto, during vacation in the capital of Italy, found himself in the middle of the No Green Pass demonstration which degenerated into clashes and filmed the scenes of violence with his mobile phone.

He then posted videos and photos on Instagram, where the Oscar winner wrote: “I found myself in the middle of a protest in Italy. From what I understand, it was about vaccine requirements and Green Pass. I was asphyxiated by tear gas and I declared the evening closed “.

Jared’s photos and videos (some of which are seen here) were graphic, as they show police in riot gear and a bloodied man nursing a head wound.

Reuters reported that civil unrest in Italy was in response to new mandates in that will require workers to have a Green Pass, which allows travel between European Union members. Green Pass essentially means that a person has had at least one COVID shot, tested negative or recently recovered from COVID.