Against fascism the CGIL dusts off the old square: San Giovanni

Against fascism the CGIL dusts off the old square: San Giovanni
Against fascism the CGIL dusts off the old square: San Giovanni


CGIL Secretary General Maurizio Landini in Piazza San Giovanni during the national demonstration CGIL, CISL and UIL “ Futuroallavoro ”, Rome 9 February 2019. ANSA / GIUSEPPE LAMI

The square was chosen. The trade unions will return to their place par excellence: Piazza San Giovanni in Rome. In the great stage of mass appointments of Italian politics, especially of the left and the world of work. We remember the famous speeches by Palmiro Togliatti, the funeral of Enrico Berlinguer, up to the concerts on May 1st. The news is not yet official, since the request for authorization from the competent offices is in progress and the outcome must be seen. In the meantime, however, the goal is clear. Cgil, Cisl and Uil aim to fill the super square and to give a strong message already from the identification of the location. It is from here that the unions, on the afternoon of October 16, chiedthey were the dissolution by law of all neo-fascist and neo-Nazi organizations. “CGIL, CISL and UIL will organize a great national and anti-fascist demonstration for work and democracy”, they said yesterday in a note Maurizio Landini, Luigi Sbarra and Pier Paolo Bombardieri.

The organizational machine has started, people from all over Italy are expected to respond, a week later, to the Forza Nuova and No Green Pass attack on the CGIL headquarters that was devastated on Saturday afternoon. Pd, Movimento 5 Stelle and Leu have already given their support, while Forza Italia sources have known that the blues there will be no, nor will the League be present: “We will not go to the demonstration organized by the left on the day of electoral silence”. Theme destined to be discussed.

But the secretary of the CGIL Maurizio Landini parades electoral issues: “It was an attack on democracy. If anyone has thought of intimidating us, they must remember that the CGIL and the workers’ movement have defeated fascism in this country and regained democracy ”. And the appeal “to all associations, political forces, democratic citizens, to all be united on the 16th to give an answer to the country and give an indication to Europe”.

IMeanwhile, on Wednesday there will be the safety committee at the Interior Ministry where we will talk about what went wrong on Saturday but above all about how to keep order in the squares for the next appointments and that of 16 in Piazza San Giovanni is of course the highlight.


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