Florence. Italy. In the evening of Friday, October 30, a demonstration took place in the Tuscan city, which was followed by clashes with the police. During the night, four activists were arrested and 20 were reported. The testimonies of two women who participated in the protest. We do not agree with everything they said. But we think it gives an idea about who is taking the streets in Italy at the moment.Continue reading #Florence, #Italy: “You close us, you pay us”. Voices from the streets
Italy is the third largest AirBNB market behind the US and France, and Firenze (Florence) is one of the cities most affected by this new restructuring. Repression against social centers is growing.Continue reading Round-Up of Repression Against Social Spaces in Italy
On Friday we reported about raids, evictions and arrests in Italy. Here is another report about the police operation. Six comrades were released yesterday, two are still imprisoned.
Yesterday morning, cops have broken the doors of several rented and squatted houses in Florence, Rome and Lecce, to arrest eight anarchist comrades from Florence.
We learn from the national media of the explosion of a bomb in front of a neo-fascist bookshop in Florence and of an unspecified number of raids in homes and places of anarchist comrades. A police bomb disposal expert was wounded during the operation to defuse the device connected to a timer: the explosion led to injury of a hand and an eye [previously the media reported the amputation of the hand and loss of the eye].