Posted on October 28, 2012 by lucas2012infos | Leave a comment
range of protesters from communists to academics mount a ‘No Monti Day’
demonstration against government austerity policies in downtown Rome
October 27, 2012. (Photo: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi) Since last
November, Monti’s government has pushed through extreme painful spending
cuts, pension overhauls, and tax hikes, all of which reach into the
pockets of the lower and working classes of Italy.
Tens of thousands of anti-austerity protesters marched through Rome on Saturday, declaring “No Monti Day” in growing anger over austerity measures introduced by Prime Minister Mario Monti.
“We are here against Monti and his politics, the same politics as all
over Europe, that brought Greece to its knees and that are destroying
half of Europe, public schools, health care,” said demonstrator Giorgio
Cremaschi, expressing the growing regional discontent with the
Eurozone’s handling of the financial crisis.
“United with a Europe that is rebelling. Let’s get rid of the Monti
government,” read one of the banners held at the demonstration.
“It’s been years that there have been no investments, instead it’s
all outsourced and privatized, we are here to say enough and we hope
this voice will grow,” said another demonstrator, Caterina Fida.
Some demonstrators wore giant masks
of Monti, and others carried puppets of former premier Silvio
Berlusconi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack
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