As many as 100,000 students will take to the streets of 70 cities to rally the No vote on the constitutional referendum. It is the beginning of the autumn referendum that will bring the Armageddon that Renzi sought on Dec. 4. For students, voting No at the ballot applies to all other reforms that have touched their lives, “Good School” to begin with.
In Rome, they defined themselves as the generazione ribelle, the “rebellious generation.” This was the name on the opening banner of the parade with 1,000 participants, despite the heavy rain that fell on the capital early in the morning. In their own expression, their day of action was a taste of what lies ahead in the coming weeks.
The shared feeling among the national and autonomous organizations that organized the events of the day is a political hostility against the government and the Democratic Party, the mirror of the Secretary-premier. Around here, the depersonalization of the constitutional reform just does not work. Renzi “is” the constitutional reform, he “is” the “Good School.” He “is” the Jobs Act. UDU and the network of high school students, the Network of Knowledge, UDS and University Coordination Link, Communist Youth Front and self-organized Students StudAut all interpret a widespread feeling, with different levels and positions.