Italy: NO TAV resistants continue the blockades, also in response to the fall of comrade Luca Abbà who is still hospitalized in critical condition
February 28th, 2012
21.00 GMT+1 Luca’s health condition update from live radio: logically reserved prognosis; a comrade managed to stay with him for an hour; today they have woken him up a bit; he responded to limb mobility test; moderate optimism; more 2–3 days of alert
Antonio Manganelli, chief of Italian police since 2007, seeks to have people dead. After 27 hours of occupation and at least 3 hours of resistance face to face with Manganelli’s servants, the NO TAV people reoccupy the highway: we will go forward to the bitter end. The factual resistance made with barricades, or even with our own bodies, worries the media and politicians.
Solidarity manifestations also took place outside Italy, as in Barcelona, Spain, in Paris, France.
More updates from infoaut . . .
21.00 NO TAV participants’ assembly was called after the morning’s events (audio message available).
20.40 Nearly 200 demonstrators in Bergamo reached the railway station.
20.35 NO TAV in Brescia occupied the square in front of the prefecture.
20.32 Nearly 200 NO TAV in Naples blocked the city centre marching from Trieste square along Via Roma.
20.18 Nearly 150 protesters in Modena gathered in front of the memorial Sacrario dei Caduti (Shrine of the Fallen) and then moved with the banner ‘It’s impossible to stop NO TAV’. With too much rage, desire to fight and support, the NO TAV Valsusini (demonstrators from Susa Valley) brought downtown the meaning of the struggle and blocked Via Emilia. In front of the prefecture the comrades demonstrated all their solidarity to comrades in prison, to Luca and to the entire Valley, which is resisting.
19.49 Anonymous change the face of the Carabinieri’s website carabinieri.it.
19.37 The NO TAV demo in Milano started from Piazza San Babila and soon blocked the ring road.
19.20 NO TAV activists in Genova tried to enter the railway station, but the police initially blocked them.
19.16 NO TAV people in Palermo got inside the railway station to block the rails.
19.02 When the NO TAV assembly in Bussoleno finished, a gathering was called for at 20.00 in Chianocco roundabout, as the blockades were due to continue all night long.
19.00 Charges by the police in Bologna against the NO TAV resistants that were blocking the railway tracks in the station, where in addition to other trains a Eurostar was blocked, which departed with ‘NO TAV’ written on the front of the tractor.
18.53 Giorgio Airaudo, the national secretary of the FIOM-CGIL union, asked the suspension of the construction site saying: ‘In regard to the serious incidents of these hours, and especially the NO TAV wounded combatant, we demand the immediate suspension of the construction site and all related law enforcement operations.’
18.45 GMT+1 Anonymous hacks the Italian police website poliziadistato.it in solidarity with NO TAV people and Luca Abbà.