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Thousands of people have been gathering in Italy's northern cities in a sign of opposition to far-right leader Matteo Salvini. The quietly subversive 'Sardine' movement has been dubbed "Salvini's most dangerous enemy."
Thousands of protestors from Italy's "Sardine Movement" gathered in central Florence on Saturday, the latest in a series of gatherings held in a sign of solidarity against the far-right policies of the populist Lega (League) party and its leader Matteo Salvini.
Italians from the northeastern region of Emilia-Romagna, which is due to hold elections in January. The wealthy region has been a left-wing bastion since World War II, and was a center of Italy's once strong Communist Party.
In response to Lega's dogged campaigning, a group of locals in Emilia-Romagna's capital, Bologna, formed the "6,000 sardines" group, hoping to pack that many people into the city's main square in protest earlier this month. To their surprise, more than double that number showed up.
Other protests are scheduled to take place in the major cities of Turin, Milan, Naples, and Rome. The Rome rally is schedule for December 14, and organizers hope they can pack 1 million people into the center of the city.
You Right-Wings are the biggest sheeps on earth, you can be told every # and you believe everything. Sad.
people protesting are the normal Italians who don't like extremists
you can be told every # and you believe everything