Prohibitions and civil disobedience in the time of the pandemic: the case of the free exercise of economic enterprise

The exercise of economic enterprise has been excessively compressed in the last year, becoming the symbol of the conflict between individual and collective interests in times of pandemic. The persistence of restrictions, then, redirected the spotlight on a classic theme of constitutionalism: civil disobedience as an extreme remedy against the injustice of a rule.
Referring to the exercise of economic enterprise, therefore, we will try to analyze the relationship between civil disobedience and emergency legislation. On the one hand it is undeniable that the conscious violation of the covid-19 prohibitions is proposed as a protest against the compression of individual freedom. On the other such behavior integrates an infringement that constitutes a violation of duties of social solidarity.