Riot in Milan

on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

There was a riot in Milan on March 12th, in protest at a rally by the Fascist Tricolour Flame party, which is allied with the centre-right coalition, led by Silvio Berlusconi. The riot was on Corso Buenos Aires, which is one of the major streets in Milan, near Milano Centrale train station. The mob of 300 people vandalized shop windows, set fire to cars and mopeds detonated nail bombs.

What is this country coming to?!?!?!? Italian elections are less than a month away, on April 9th & 10th, so can imagine the political tensions between parties right now is running at an all-time high. An article in The Times called this the worst violence in Italy since the G8 Summit in Genoa in July 2001. Things like this just increase my NEED to get out of here. I know no country is perfect, but would rather live in a more peaceful English speaking country. IF you wish to contribute, don't forget about the Make a Donation button.

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whoever said...

the riots weren't connected to the elections at all. it's just part of the everlasting fight between facists and anarchists.
a part from that, differently from the US, we are warm hearted and like street protest quite a lot. it's not unusual to see 500 thousand people marching on the street once or twice a year, if not more often.