Saturday, October 6, 2012

Italian Students Protest At Greek Consulate in Bologna

The Greek consulate in Bologna, Italy, was in the center of the protest on Oct. 5 against government cuts in education.
According to the Italian newspaper, Corriere de la Serra, demonstrators threw eggs and paint against the consulate and one of them even climbed on the post and pulled down the Greek flag.
The strangest thing is that according to their slogan, at least, students were protesting to show their ‘’solidarity’’ to Greeks and to ‘’all the people who fight fascism,” and it was unclear why Italian students picked the Greek consulate as a protest site, although Greece is also making big cuts to education during its economic crisis. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Greek embassy in Rome asked the Italian police to investigate the event and to find both the flag and the people responsible for taking it.

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