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Authorities target Anarchist in Italy

police raid anarchists all over italy. Pinelli social center in genoa burned.
Authorities target Anarchist in Italy -- News update from Genoa, 19.09.2001

Yesterday morning (Tuesday, 18th September) there were about 100 raids all over Italy, and 60 people taking in for questioning by police.
Under the orders of the State Prosecutor for Milan, Stephano D´Amburoso, there were police raids in twenty Italian cities. The State Prosecutor is conducting an investigation against the movement "Solidarieta Internazionale" which had actively supported the prisoners resistance in Spain against the introductions Control Units (F.I.E.S.) as well as in Greece. The movement is accused of involvement in the bombings of Church of Sant´Ambrogio (28.06.00), the Cathedral of Milan (18.12.00) and the Carabinieri Station [National Police] (26.10.99), all of which are in Milan, Italy.
Undercover cops, Digos (Political Police), Celere (Riot Police/Swat Team) stormed a squat, Villa Occupata, in Milan. The ground floor was ruined and files and computer equipment were confiscated. 12 people were taken in for questioning.
In Pisa, at 7am a private apartment and later the office of an ecological group were raided. Files, particularly those relating to the support of prisoners in Spain, as well as the computer hard drives were confiscated.
In Modena, police raided two squats, La Scintilla and La Rivalsa, and evicted all the occupants of the La Rivalsa squat. Some people were taken to the police station for questioning.
Similar coordinated raids in Torino, Padova, Trieste, Aosta, Nuoro, Cagliari, Grosseto, Cuneo, Firenze, Catania, Orvieto, Venezia, Mestre, Vittorio Veneto, Sacile and Mondovi.
To the best of our knowledge, all those taken in for questioning were released by yesterday evening. 17 persons will continue to be investigated under Paragraph 270bis. (Subversive Association and Subversive Organizations, part of a very severe `Anti-Terror´ law)
All those targeted yesterday were Anarchists. As this is taking place after the g8 Summit in Genoa and before the NATO Summit in Naples it is clear that these actions were motivated by an attempt to surpress the organizing and not only by the previous bombings sited by the State Prosecutor.

Pinelli Social Center in Genoa and Memorial to Carlo Guliani targeted by fascist fire bombs

In the early morning hours on Sunday (16.09.01) two firebombs were thrown at the Pinelli Social Center (Anarchist). No one was inside the center at the time, however the interior was gutted and everything inside, including computer equipment was destroyed. The following night, the memorial in Piazza Alimonda to Carlo Guiliani (murdered by police during g8 Summit in July) was destroyed by another fire bomb. These attacks are believed to be the work of security services, either directly or through the encouragement of local skinheads.

Repression against Migrants in Genoa

Yesterday evening, 74 people, mostly North Africans, were deported as `threats to society´. This is part of a broader campaign of State Repression.

One serious legal charge dropped against protestor at g8 Summit in Genoa

The second protestor identified from photos around Carlo Guliani´s murder in Piazza Alimonda, Genoa, 23 year old Eurialio, who had been accused of being an accessory to attempted murder of a policeman, had his charges reduced to resisting a policeman.



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