• Statement of the Party of the European Left
  • We Condemn the Attack on the CGIL Headquarters

  • 11 Oct 21 Posted under: Italie , Extrémisme de droite , Mouvements sociaux et syndicats
  • During the demonstrations that took place on 9 October in Rome against the Covid-19 health pass, the national headquarters of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro, CGIL) were attacked by right-wing forces. The President of the Party of the European Left, Heinz Bierbaum, condemns this act of far-right aggression:

    Such attacks [...] serve as a reminder of the strategies used by the neo-fascists to attack workers’ struggles and attempt to lay the groundwork for the emergence of fascism. We shall not allow the black chapters of democracy to return. Today, as on any other day, we continue to oppose this violence. Trade unions are an integral part of our democracy and a vital force in the fight for workers’ rights and must be protected. The Party of the European Left stands in solidarity with the targeted union’s members, as well as all anti-fascists and democratic activists in Italy.”

    originally published at the website of the Party of the European Left (full version)


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