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Rome, 14/12/2019. Today, tens of thousands of people gathered in Rome's Piazza San Giovanni holding the first demo in the Italian Capital of the growing "Sardines" movement. The Sardines (1.) was founded in November in Bologna to protest against the leader of the far-right party Lega/League Matteo Salvini (2.) launching the campaign for the Emilia-Romagna regional election. Lucia Bergonzoni, Lega/League former deputy Minister of Culture, will compete in the elections against the Democratic Party PD president, Stefano Bonaccini. One of the four founders of the Sardines, Mattia Sartori, 32, told AFP: "We are anti-fascist, pro-equality, against intolerance, against homophobia", as protesters sang the anti-fascist anthem Bella Ciao. From the Facebook event page (3.): «The wave of civilization, pacifism and humanity that is going through all of Italy could only reach Rome. A city based on culture, art, solidarity and sense of community. All this is endangered by those who want to describe us as a frightened people, by those who build consensus by exploiting an aggressive and provocative rhetoric, by those who think politics is a drama, by those who are convinced that everything can be exploited for a few more votes. The good news is that there is an alternative. But we must take action, take back the squares and reiterate that no political confrontation will be possible if certain democratic conditions are not guaranteed. The modes are simple but powerful. Create a sardine, take it to the square, send a message without the need for flags or symbols. Rediscover yourself part of a colorful, non-violent but fierce community […]».<br />
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Footnotes & Links:<br />
1. https://www.facebook.com/6000sardine<br />
2. Salvini san giovanni<br />
3. http://bit.do/fkTHi<br />
Video (Source, Repubblica.it) http://bit.do/fkTUy<br />
Article (Source, TheGuardian.com) http://bit.do/fkTGF
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Rome, 14/12/2019. Today, tens of thousands of people gathered in Rome's Piazza San Giovanni holding the first demo in the Italian Capital of the growing "Sardines" movement. The Sardines (1.) was founded in November in Bologna to protest against the leader of the far-right party Lega/League Matteo Salvini (2.) launching the campaign for the Emilia-Romagna regional election. Lucia Bergonzoni, Lega/League former deputy Minister of Culture, will compete in the elections against the...
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