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Italian anarchists arrested for police station attacks

Bombs against the communal police of Parma: four comrades arrested.

In the night of 19 to 20 of October, two bombs exploded in front of the headquarters of the communal police of Parma (Italy). The damage is limited, no one of the cops who were inside got hurt. This section of the communal police was denounced lately by a student from Ghana, Emmanuel Bonsu, who made public how he was beaten and tortured. Lately, more and more denounces of migrants who are being tortured in the police stations are made public.

The actual climate in the Italian streets can be characterised by a growing number of fascist attacks against migrants, gypsies, homosexuals, ‘alternative people’ and comrades (with the silent approbation of a growing part of the population), by a growing totalitarianism (with the army in the street assisting the cops in their tasks and city counsels making interdictions of whatever they want) and by the different police sections who since the recent victory of Berlusconi don’t feel the need anymore to camouflage a bit their brutalities.

On the 20th of October, the houses of two anarchists from Verona were searched. Three other houses (from their parents and friends) were searched as well. The only thing that they found and confiscated was a computer, pamphlets, ‘political’ material’, a boxing iron and a knife. The two comrades were taken to the police station and released at 8 pm, with an accusation of ‘favouring trespassers’ (article 378) because of their refusal to make declarations. Three other anarchists (two women and a man) get arrested and are transferred to the prison. The accusation is not yet formalized, but it seems to be the “fabrication, transport and deflagration of explosive material with terrorist aims” and the hanging of a banner (which was put at the headquarters just before the explosions, denouncing the tortures). The next day, a fourth comrade is arrested in Parma and incarcerated.

Nora and Santo are out of prison since a while, while Peppe and Madda are still imprisoned and got recently moved. Peppe writes that the prison conditions got better now and that is has no longer censorship on his post.

They both write very often from prison, they participated to the hungerstrike against life sentence and Madda contributed a lot in making known detention conditions in the prison she is in and build up ties with several prisoners, who afterwards also wrote several speeched for the antiprison paper “la Bella” which covers the protest.

Giuseppe Sciacca
Via Prati Nuovi 7
27058 Voghera (PV) Italy

Maddalena Calore
Via Gravellona 240
Frazione Piccolini
27029 Vigevano (PV) Italy

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 12:07 pm and is filed under Social Control.