A protest action against the policy of official Rome towards Ukraine and anti-Russian sanctions took place in Genoa in northern Italy, the local public association Free Square reported on Telegram.
The rally took place in the central square of the city under the slogan “Freedom to the peoples. Free Italy from the domination of the US and the EU.” The participants of the demonstration took to the streets under the flags of Russia, Belarus and the DPR.
The participants paid tribute to the memory of two Italians who died in the Donbass during the fighting against Ukrainian troops. “Genoa remembers. Edi Ongaro and Elia Putzolu, martyrs for the freedom of peoples” – such a banner was placed by the organizers of the manifestation.
Last Sunday, the Italian media reported on the death in the Donbass of 28-year-old Putzola, a native of Sardinia, who, as a volunteer, participated in hostilities on the side of the DPR. At the end of March, a 46-year-old Italian volunteer Ongaro, who had served in the People’s Militia since 2015, died in the DPR. With his body, he covered a hand grenade and thus saved his comrades.
Simultaneously with the demonstration, in which, according to the Genoese media, about a hundred people took part, a conference was held in the city on the initiative of Free Square on the topic “Nazism and neo-Nazism in Ukraine. Myth or reality?”
Recently, rallies and demonstrations of protest against the support of Ukraine by official Rome, organized by various political and public associations, are regularly held in various cities of Italy. A week ago, such actions took place in Rome and Verona.