The devastation after the passage of the anarchist procession through Cospito. Destroyed cars and shop windows: “It’s revenge”
More than 150 people have been identified today in the anarchists’ procession in Turin. Thirty-five people were accompanied to the police station: they demonstrated with helmets, plexiglass shields and explosive devices. After the rally in Piazza Solferino, in the center of Turin, the anarchists moved in procession, leaving a trail of devastation: broken shop windows, dozens of windows from parked cars, torn up road signs and advertising totems, set fire to rubbish bins, large firecrackers, paper bombs, stones and bottles were thrown. In the late afternoon, the forces of order had to intervene with fire hydrants and tear gas in the area of the Porta Palazzo market, to keep the demonstrators away from the center of Turin, after scenes of urban warfare. The gathering of anarchists, whose tam tam had begun many days ago, had begun in mid-afternoon in Piazza Solferino, a few hundred meters from the heart of Turin. But a dense cordon of police and carabinieri, with the deployment of numerous vehicles, immediately blocked all access routes to the institutions’ offices and to the streets of the center crowded, as every Saturday, by thousands of people from Turin and tourists.