06/04/2001- On the searches and arrests of 6 April in Bologna [press]
we receive and impart:
Wednesday, April 6, from the early morning hours, the houses of some sixty comrades throughout Italy were raided by officers of the Digos[political police]. 27 of them are being investigated, of which 5 have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy.
Some of the Bolognese comrades most affected by the repression have been active in the anarchist documentation space FuoriLuogo opened in Bologna in 2006.
FuoriLuogo was raided, devastated and sealed.
Already last week the houses of 8 comrades between Bologna and Ferrara were searched, in response to some actions that had occurred some days before, including attacks aimed at structures of power, such as ENI, IBM and the Northern League.
Immediately the media, servant of the repressive apparatus, talking of terrorism, wanted to narrow down a general and widespread climate of incandescence to a very specific area, the anarchist one.
In a time of crisis and revolts that are spreading through the entire Mediterranean area the bosses and the powerful have nothing to offer and cannot do anything other than strike those who have always cried out loudly and genuinely oppose themselves to a world of wars , exploitation, hierarchy, prisons, detention centres.
We have chosen to continue to do so without being intimidated.
They will not stop us by trying to turn our desire for freedom to stereotypes made in their image and likeness, based on rigid hierarchies and organizations.
ALONGSIDE THE ARRESTED COMRADES, TODAY MORE THAN EVER.
BECAUSE SOLIDARITY IS A WEAPON.
That is why we are relaunching the demonstration on Saturday, April 16 (concentration 15.00 at piazza XX settembre)
against those who exploit, repress and bomb, both beyond the shores of the Mediterranean and within our cities.
Alongside those who do not let themselves be crushed, but rebel against those who would have them slaves and exploited.
ALONGSIDE THOSE WHO, CRUSHED BY A LEADEN SKY, CHOOSE TO CAUSE A TEMPEST