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The leader of the 6 000 ‘sardines’ calls for Salvini’s death

Samar Zaoui, a student who promoted the "sardine" event in Modena, called for the death of the League leader.

Published: November 19, 2019, 8:22 am

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    Protesters had crammed into Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore for a silent “sardine” flash mob last week to condemn the visit of Matteo Salvini. Carrying sardine-shaped signs and emblems, protesters tried to undermine Salvini’s support.

    The sea of ​​”sardines” invaded Bologna, with more than 11 000 people responding to the appeal launched by four boys via Facebook against the League’s Paladozza convention, where the leader of the League took the stage to open the election campaign of Lucia Borgonzoni, candidate for the Emilia-Romagna region’s presidency.

    The square has a capacity of 5 570 places, but the goal had been exceeded. Piazza Maggiore, in the heart of Bologna, filled up beyond the limit with 11 000 “sardines”, shouting “Bologna anti-fascist”.

    On social networks the leaders of the “Sardine Movement” shared posts in favor of Secretary of the Democratic Party Nicola Zingaretti and the president of Emilia Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini.

    The “sardines” then prepared another event entitled “6 000 sardines in Modena – Modena non Lega”, a somewhat more generic title than “against Salvini” which was started by their Bologna colleagues, but some nasty details are emerging on the promoters of the young “sardines”: Samar Zaoui and Jamal Houssein, both university students in their early twenties.

    The media attention was focused on Samar after the former Interior Minister published some posts shared by the leader of the Modena “sardines” on Facebook. “One of the ‘democratic sardines’ that will be in the streets today in Modena against me, a little while ago invoked my murder by an executioner and depicted me upside down,” the leader of the League noted.

    He said he was expecting “indignant reactions of journalists, politicians”. As can be clearly seen from some screenshots, Samar is a militant of the UU, a notoriously leftist union of students.

    “Our region does not deserve to be the theater of the demagogy of the League. Emilia Romagna must not be freed by anyone, since we are already free since 1945 thanks to the Resistance,” the union noted.

    Samar’s Facebook profile, has since been deleted. In his old post, the “sardine” promoter published the photo upside down of Salvini and wrote: “We would need a social executioner, those who appear in history, who after killing are branded as anarchists.”

    But the media has not yet taken notice of the death threats against Salvini. On Twitter Salvini questioned journalists: “I await reactions and condemnations from the indignant by profession, or are the threats that come from the left less serious and threatening?”

    In response to the death threats he also tweeted kittens munching on sardines.

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    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      Salvini has promised to fill the Piazza Maggiore in the course of his campaign in support of Borgonzoni and other center-right candidates. However, the death threats against Salvini, as well as the Islamist connections involved, have not appeared in the media, even in Italy, so far

      Meanwhile, the Emilia-Romagna campaign is looking better and better for the Lega and the rest of the center-right. The government parties, M5S and PD, are at odds on various issues, and Di Maio has continuing trouble controlling his own party, even telling dissidents that they are free to leave if they disagree with its ever-left leaning policies. The time may indeed be ripe for Salvini’s coalition to make significant gains in the former leftist stronghold.

      • hgsdhygsdvyugdviyasdfgviyasd

        i think we have a bloody fight between burqa hijab orthodox and catholic lesbians !

        sorry buddies, i cannot participate ! i am going to Japan ! hahahaha

        • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

          Well, with a moniker like that, if you ever want to come back home, you could follow your word trail.

          • uydfguiguidfsgoudysfgiusdfgus

            i change the word trail often due to systematic surveillance on my thoughts from many ppl

            i think that
            Ancient Greeks and Romans and Egyptians united can do miracles

            those 3 civilizations in the MED region have built miracles in the past

            and its a big challenge to connect this awesome ancient triangle…

      • Elibar

        Bologna ‘La Rossa’ is aptly named, ironic since it’s one of the wealthiest cities in Italy and will be a hard nut to crack. The rest of ER which was a Forza Italia stronghold in the past, may be ripe for a swing to the right. Let’s hope!

        • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

          It seems a foregone conclusion that the Italian center-right will make gains against the left. It is a question of how significant those gains will be. Will they be enough to force an election? And PD and M5S are both running candidates. That’s certainly a recipe for trouble.

    • hgsdhygsdvyugdviyasdfgviyasd

      i am afraid that number 6 is used by plenty groups of people, so each group should choose their number

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