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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Italy - NO TAV - Arrests and denunciations throughout the country


26/01/2012 - At 6:30 this morning, Thursday, January 26, 2012, a vast police operation ordered by the Public prosecutor of Turin has struck many friends, comrades, and No TAV resistants throughout Italy with arrests and cautionary measures. The practices of resistance that set off this massive operation concern conflictual episodes starting from the eviction of the Libera Repubblica della Maddalena [Free Republic of the Magdalene], passing through the siege of July 3 and the long Susa Valley summer.
Of the more than 40 measures, 25 are remands in prison, 15 measures of mandatory residence, 1 detention under house arrest and 1 prohibition of residence in the province of Turin
This afternoon a No TAV demonstration in solidarity with comrades affected by this crackdown: appointment at 17.00 in Piazza Castello in Turin.
Candlelight vigil in solidarity at 20.30 No TAV Bussoleno.
Concentration of solidarity at Milan University at 16.00 
Demonstration in Piazza del Nettuno in Bologna at 17.00 
Demonstration outside prison of Quarto (Asti) at 18.00 
Solidarity demonstration in Cagliari at 18.00 
Solidarity demonstration in Padua at 18.30 at the prefecture 
In Pistoia - Tomorrow night in Piazza S. 21e30 Bartholomew, a meeting will be held to organize protests and solidarity with Antonio and all those arrested in these hours. We will keep you updated.

The arrest warrants total 32 (some local media report 26). 
From Biella we learn of one measure of obligation of residence and of a minor being held at the police station.
From Milan comes news of 5 arrest warrants, 3 of which have been put into act (including Maurizio and Stefano). 
From Rovereto we learn of the arrest of Juan. 

The number of arrests and charges in Piedmont is not yet clear. In addition to Gabriela, for whose arrest they broke into El Paso, and Maja, we have reports of some arrests made at several homes in Turin and in the Susa Valley, militants of Askatasuna social centre (George, Jacob and Luke), Tobias Mauro, Guido (councillor of Villar Focchiardo) and in the squat in via Muriaglio (Mambo). Also searches Barocchio. In the morning the occupants of the Mezcal climbed on to the roof when the police arrived; after a few hours and the arrival of solidarity, they came down to receive notifications of denunciation. The police stayed at the Mezcal until 13.00 looking for clothing, helmets and other equipment. Some No TAV resistants taken to police headquarters this morning have been released following notification of charges; entry to their home was made, it seems, using the 41 TULPS (search for weapons and explosives). Two No TAV affected by provisional measures remain unaccounted for. Samuel was arrested in Asti. From Rome comes news of 2 arrests. An arrest in Genoa. Antonio arrested in Pistoia. In Naples, the former home of Alessio was searched as well as the anarchist space 76 A. 

From Bologna we receive: 
The wave of repression against the movement has also struck in Bologna:
right now it seems that the situation in the capital of Emilia is 3 raids, 2 against anarchists and one against an activist of the TPO, also hit with an obligation to remain outside the region.One of the searches against the anarchists, in the presence of Rizzoli himself (Bologna, head of the political police, Digos) was very brutal until the arrival of a lawyer.The comrades were then taken to police headquarters for fingerprints and photographs and were charged. To them, as well as to all those detained, subjected to precautionary measures or raided, all our solidarity..
It is clear that in times of increasing poverty, in which a "technical government" has been called to prevent any situation of real struggle, this wave of repression is a warning.Who commands us would like to instill fear, instilling despair and fomenting division in those who struggle in the Susa Valley and anywhere else.

Finally, it is urgent to underline that these searches in Bologna insert themselves in a period of particular repressive recrudescence and doggedness of the police against anarchists and anyone who has chosen the rejection of any form of mediation or recognition by the institutions.
After the closing of the anarchist circle Fuoriluogo and the arrests in April, those of July 3 in the Susa Valley, they have continued to rain down accusations and court cases that in other circumstances would never have gone to trial. To that should be added a dozen 'new' verbal warnings, about twenty expulsion orders, two attempts to deal out special surveillance, and continuous controls by the Digos sometimes with threatening and violent behaviour also ending up with nights spent at the police station.
Concentration in the main square in Bologna at 17.oo 
Anarchists in Bologna

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