Violent movida, the safety ordinance is triggered in Piazza Magione, Piazza Sant’Anna and the Vucciria

Filtration with barriers in piazza Sant’Anna, piazza Magione and in the Vucciria area to ensure safety and avoid gatherings. After the attacks on the police forces of the Magione and those of Via Maqueda, the Municipality runs for cover and the mayor Leoluca Orlando has signed an order that triggers the safety device agreed with the provincial committee of public order and safety: since tonight, from 6 pm to 11 pm, the three areas very frequented by nightlife may be closed “in the event of ascertained overcrowding that does not allow compliance with the anti Covid regulations and an orderly presence on the premises in order to prevent unacceptable excesses and acts of violence “, Reads the ordinance.

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This means that in the access points of the squares, barriers and filtering barriers will be placed to allow access and outflow in the areas that will not be closed a priori, but may be closed if the police were to accept too many people which would harm the security.

But – it is specified in the ordinance – access will always be allowed to pubs, bars and restaurants “legitimately open in compliance with the anticovid rules and the ban on gathering”. Until June 20, the ordinance will be active until 11 pm, curfew time, afterwards it will be extended to 24.

In detail, for piazza Sant’Anna, you will enter from via Lattarini and exit from via Cagliari and via Sant’Anna. For piazza Magione the gates are in via Rao at the corner with Via Pardi, via Filangeri at the corner with via Rao. alley Caccamo all’Alloro, via dei Risorti corner via della Vetriera, via della Vetriera corner via dello Spasimo, via Castrofilippo corner via Riso, via Riso corner via della Vetriera, via Magione corner via Botta. For the Vucciria market area, you will enter from via Maccheronai, from the Caracciolo descent, via Pannieri, vicolo Mezzani and you will exit from via Argenteria, via dei Coltellieri and vicolo Mezzani.

Movida and guerrillas after the curfew: the prefect sends 500 officers into the streets

by Claudia Brunetto, Francesco Patanè

03 June 2021


In recent days, after the violence, the prefect of Palermo Giuseppe Forlani had reinforced the joint forces, which will count on 500 men including police, carabinieri, financial police and municipal police. The fixed garrisons at the Magione, Piazza Sant’Anna and Vucciria will be strengthened. While the urban Daspo will start for the squatters who sell alcohol.

This is the measure in detail:
Piazza Sant’Anna: (on days: 5, 6,12,13,19 and 20 June 2021)
Via Lattarini at the corner of Piazza Sant’Anna (access);
Piazza Sant’Anna at the corner with via Cagliari (outflow);
Piazza Sant’Anna corner via Sant’Anna (outflow).

Piazza Magione: (everyday from 5 to 20 June)
Via Rao at the corner of Via Pardi;
Via Filangeri at the corner of Via Rao;
Vicolo Caccamo all’Alloro
Via dei Risorti at the corner with Via della Vetriera;
Via della Vetriera at the corner with Via dello Spasimo;
Via Castrofilippo at the corner with Via Riso;
Via Riso at the corner with Via della Vetreria;
Via Magione corner Via Botta.
The entrances and outflows to Piazza Magione in the points indicated above will be identified according to the indications established in the technical operational office.

Vucciria Market: (Days: 5, 6,12,13, 19 and 20 June 2021)
Via Maccheronai / Piazza San Domenico (access);
Descent Caracciolo / Via Roma (access);
Via Pannieri / Corso Vittorio Emanuele (access);
Vicolo Mezzani / Corso Vittorio Emanuele (access);
Via Argenteria / Vicolo Paterna (outflow);
Via dei Coltellieri / Vicolo della Rosa Bianca (outflow);
Vicolo Mezzani / Via dei Frangiai (outflow).

The possibility of access and outflow to legitimately open commercial establishments is always permitted in compliance with the anticovid regulations and the prohibition of gathering.

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