Is Milan a violent city? Or rather, did the level of people’s aggression increase at the end of the lock down? It is a question that must be asked since yesterday, a simple Wednesday in July, when it was not even very hot, 15 attacks took place so violent that they led to the transport of the victim to the hospital. There are many, for a city where the Milanese inhabitants are by nature considered so shy and reserved that they even avoid hugging each other when saying goodbye. Have the cold Milanese started beating up on others with anger and violence?
Someone could comment with a “maybe” so much the lack of reactivity of the Milanese is considered exaggerated. The real Milanese does not consider physical contact as a display of affection or anger. Or of violence.
Yesterday in Milan
According to the news released by Areu we have the first attack at midnight in the vile Certosa, a woman ends up in the hospital in green code. Shortly after, half past midnight, a 27-year-old young man is attacked in via Curio Dentato. 118 takes him in yellow code to the emergency room of the San Paolo hospital. The carabinieri also intervene. The sun comes out and at 8.14 in via Fleming a 56-year-old man is stabbed. The police station intervenes. The injured person is brought in green code to the San Carlo hospital.
11.53. via della Ferrera. The attack is against two men of 36 and 37 who are brought in green code to the emergency room of the Fatebenefratelli and San Paolo hospitals. They intervene in the state police and local police forces. At 15.30 a 49-year-old woman is attacked in the Central Station. They take her to the Fatebenefratelli hospital in green code. Polfer intervenes.
Then again at the Central Station at 5.35pm. A 30-year-old man ends up in the emergency room of the Fatebenefratelli hospital with a yellow code. The carabinieri intervene. 18.25… in viale Abruzzi. The wound is a 48-year-old woman. They take her in green code to the emergency room of the Fatebenefratelli hospital. The state police intervened on the facts.
Then a 27-year-old at 7 pm in via Poma, a 60-year-old at 9:25 pm in via Grazioli to get to the most serious event. The attack, in via Gallura, of a 27-year-old who rescued, is transported in red code to the Humanitas hospital in Rozzano. He had fainted during the assault, but recovered them shortly after. The state police intervened on the fact. It is a young Senegalese man attacked by 3 people. The reason is still unknown.
It’s not over. At 11.50 pm a 21-year-old young man is attacked in Viale Romagna. It ends up in the emergency room of the Città Studi hospital, in green code. On the spot the carabinieri of the Milan company. Then, after midnight, a man is found massacred in bottles in Corso di Porta Ticinese. And this morning, in Milan, there are already 5 interventions by ambulances and police forces for acts of violence.
Each episode is a story in itself but, taking the situation in general, did Milan and the Milanese suddenly become violent?