There were thousands of them again this year — women, girls, babies and so many others. Collectives, autonomous groups, anti-violence centers, women’s shelters and many private individuals, who didn’t just show up from curiosity, like last year, but knew exactly what they were taking part in. They were of all ages, from all backgrounds and there was no party flag flying to attract loyalists.
The only thing bringing them together was an incredible desire to be there, to smile and to shout — as loud as one can, for everyone to hear. And even sing, as many did in the mobile truck from which testimonies were read out from fellow comrades around the world. Non Una Di Meno is a global project, and on Saturday this was there for all to see.
Audre Lorde’s “Gli Usi delle Rabbia” (The Uses of Anger) makes a very interesting argument, showing how anger, for all intents and purposes, is a well-defined political sentiment, with a transformative force that should not be underestimated.