According to this report, (here), a peaceful protest was infiltrated by agitators. I can believe this, since I saw the state police do this on Oct. 10 at another peaceful protest. A good number of Romans would have participated in a violent protest, because the level of anger at the new lockdown which was declared on Oct. 24th is at the boiling point.
But by infiltrating peaceful protests, the State Police create a situation of violence whereby they can then, the next day, arrest the organizers of the peaceful protest and thus repress all political dissent.
4 thoughts on “Violent protests at Piazza del Popolo, Rome, against Lockdown”
Reblogged this on Citizens.
Could some of this protesting be cultural? Posting a study in contrast with Sweden :
I think it has to do more with the nature of the Italian Republic, which is modeled on the French and therefore more repressive in certain ways than the Swedish. Since it is more repressive, and because Italian society is more social, though Italians rarely protest, when they do, it can be more dramatic. Since they do not protest unless the discontent is long standing and deep.
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