Italy to ban ‘illegal’ raves after Modena party – DW – 11/01/2022

Italy to ban ‘illegal’ raves after Modena party – DW – 11/01/2022

Italy to ban ‘illegal’ raves after Modena party – DW – 11/01/2022

Italian media reported on Tuesday that 14 organizers of an illegal Halloween parade in the northern city of Modena were arrested and 150,000 euros ($149,000) worth of sound equipment was seized.

Thirteen of those arrested were Italian, authorities said, and one was Dutch.

Police said they were clearing the last strays from an abandoned warehouse where the annual Witchtek party had been going on over the weekend.

Far-right Prime Minister Georgia Maloney On Monday, he said his government would “not turn a blind eye to…breaking the law” and move to tighten laws against unlicensed party organizations. It would bring Italy into step with its EU partners, he said.

His deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, announced on Twitter that the “fun is over” and wished “everyone a happy Halloween (except those who gathered in Modena for mayhem).

Nearby residents complained about the noise as the music continued non-stop for two days. However, witnesses said that by the time police arrived, around 4,000 partygoers had left peacefully.

Under the proposed new law, public parties with more than 50 people will require authorization from the government.

The opposition. the fascists were allowed to have a “happy march”.

Critics of Maloney’s government claim that the government has focused on shutting down the rampage in Modena, ignoring the march. thousands of fascists it happened this weekend too.

At least 2,000 people gathered in Predapio, the hometown of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The event marked the anniversary of Mussolini and his troops marching on Rome before taking power.

Sandra Zampa, a member of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), said Meloni and his interior minister, Matteo Piantedos, had nothing to say about fascists “marching happily” using the Hitler salute and shouting far-right slogans.

He said that it is a shame that the group “nostalgia for the regime that wrote the most shameful pages of Italian history” was allowed to hold such an event.

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