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Popolo go home – business as usual

Posted by dan on December 16, 2010

Cafes and restaurants in Rome

Cafes and restaurants

Walking around the center of the city the day after the protest, it was the normal Rome in a Christmas mood. Everything was open, damages repaired, locals and tourists strolling around, shopping, sitting in cafes and restaurants. If you didn’t look for it, you could hardly find any evidence of the events of the previous day. A little event however showed how much the community is divided – the fire brigade were holding a protest in front of the Parliament, joining the tens of thousands a day after the main protest. The very same people who were putting out the fires, they are surely not on the side of the trouble makers. No cordons, no heavy police presence this time – although they seemed angry, they were just as peaceful as most of the demonstrators a day before.

See also blog post: Avanti popolo – business as usual

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