At a time described by Western mainstream media as the era of defense of the European way of life and its freedom, people can be sued for injuries and receive a deportation order just for holding a protest banner.
That happened Wednesday in Rome to three pacifists from the No War network, after the Trump presidential motorcade passed by on Via Nazionale toward the Quirinale palace.
Marinella Correggia, a contributor and translator for the monthly newsmagazine Le Monde Diplomatique, Maria Cristina Guidetti and Marco Palombo tried to display a sign that read “Trump/NATO/G7: Wars on people, war against the planet” a few meters from the sidewalk.
In a video shot on location, the policemen — who had not cordoned off the street — can be seen detaining them and taking them away, to prevent them from displaying their banner. They tore up the picture of Trump with Saudi King Salman (who has just received from Washington the green light to purchase $110 billion in U.S. weapons).