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Rome: 2.7 Million People Demonstrate Against the Crisis

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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 03:26 PM
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Rome: 2.7 Million People Demonstrate Against the Crisis


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According to the police headquarters, only 200,000 people were there. In reality, five different processions took hours to get to the main meeting point, the Circo Massimo. Dozens of trains, two boats and 7,000 buses took people from all over Italy to Rome in order to demonstrate against the inequality of income (a recent survey showed that in Italy one out of three people state to have a year-income of less than 10,000 Euros while 0.9 per cent of the population state they rely on an income of over 100,000 Euros) and to ask for fair social measures.

Many politicians joined the demostration. Among others, Dario Franceschini, the secretary of PD (the Democratic Party of the left). Many were also families and students. There were also many immigrants, often illegal, coming from all over the country. One of them talked to the crowd on the stage denouncing how immigrants are the first to lose their jobs and how the increasing racial discrimantion in Italy is serious and dangerous.
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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 03:26 PM
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You may find many reports by workers on the stage. 1 of them is a 28-year-old teacher predicting how by next September, 42,000 Italians working in schools will be made redundant.


Italy is characterized by a very high rate of deaths on the jobs, called in Italian “white deaths”, a recent survey showed that in Italy 2,500 accidents happen everyday on the job and three where people die.

When the secretary of Cgil mentioned the name of the Prime Minister Berlusconi, the crowd started to whistle and shout so loud that he had to stop for few seconds.

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posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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Maybe they will have more success than the French. I believe a while back 3 million French people were protesting...

yet the crisis continues.

It does show that people are getting irate at how their governments are handling this crisis. It is rather funny that some politicians jumped in to protest. One would think that they would be busy addressing the very same issues people are protesting about.



posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Good stuff, thanks for sharing.
I'm feeling more and more optimistic that people aren't just wanking away their lives.



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