Sentence and imprisonment. The 22-year-old of Egyptian descent, arrested on October 23 during the No Green pass wild procession, is the first activist to serve his sentence in a cell in San Vittore. The court decided yesterday and sentenced him to 11 months and 10 days of imprisonment for aggravated resistance and injuries to a public official. The young man – already affected by an expulsion expulsion order and with numerous police records – had been stopped in via Dandolo during one of the most violent No pass parades, which had paralyzed Milan, from the Duomo to piazzale Loreto, from 17 to 23: he had tried to break through the cordon of riot police in Piazza Cinque Giornate, only to be blocked because, together with some protesters, he wanted to attack the headquarters of the CGIL. In the hectic moments of his arrest, an officer was injured in the foot and ended up in hospital with a prognosis of ten days. STOP BLOCKS In the meantime, the controversy continues over the unauthorized marches on Saturday (fifteen for fifteen consecutive weekends) which have destroyed “at least 10 million euros in turnover”. These are the estimates of the councilor for economic development Alessia Cappello: “Figures that make anger if you think about how difficult it was for the shops to resist the pandemic while waiting for the situation to normalize”. And regarding Confcommercio’s online petition on change.org against “the city’s paralysis every Saturday”, Mayor Giuseppe Sala commented: “The real protection that the city asks for is an agreed path. The right to demonstrate exists within a pact that has always been respected between those who demonstrate and the police, in such a way that everyone is organized “. RISK AGAINST COURT Some shopkeepers and taxi drivers admit the possibility of «a counter-demonstration. Perplexed Sala: «Contrasts are never good and even a counter-demonstration would slow down trade. I think it is not worth creating further tensions ».
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