ROME RESISTS: May 23rd, 19:30, in Piazza Bologna, Rome
At the end of May, Donald Trump, president of the United States, travels to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, and Belgium.
"These past months, Trump has caused outrage all over the world," say representatives from American Expats for Positive Change (AEPC Italy) and Women's March Rome, "because he is dividing and excluding people; he is denying climate change and intimidating the media; he is phasing out solidarity."
So, in response to Trump's voyage to their geographical areas, like-minded activists in Israel, Italy, and Belgium have organized protests united together for #PositiveChange.
"We cannot keep quiet", say the U.S. expats in Rome, "and invite U.S. Citizens, Italians and all global citizens to come together to make some noise with us." Peaceful, non violent, but very audible noise, they add.
Piazza Bologna, an unlikely place for such an event, was finally chosen as the venue since it was the public square closest to the American Embassy in Rome -- two and a half miles or 4 kilometers away -- that the local police authorities (Questura) would authorize.
Follow the hashtags: #UnitedWeStand for #ImmigrantsRights, #WomensRights, #HumanRights, the #Environment, #Healthcare #FreedomofReligion #FreePress and #Democracy.
- Press release from the NoWar Network - Rome3 August 2017 - Patrick Boylan