Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

Italy , Journalism , Politics May 29, 2017 No Comments

The party ended the way these things tend to: with the police rocking up and telling everyone to go home.

Of course, the police were at the anti-G7 march in Giardini Naxos, Sicily, before the party had even begun, and it had technically ended by the time everything came to a head.

But there’s no denying that before the Communists linked arms and marched on the police line, and the first tear-gas canister was thrown, a party was what it had been: a roaming street party, punctuated by music and dancing when not by impassioned speeches against war, inequality, racism, misogyny, and all the other things that, taken together, the G7 in general, and Donald Trump in particular, seemed to the protesters to so represent.

Read the full article at Crikey.

Matthew Clayfield

Matthew Clayfield is a journalist, critic and screenwriter.

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