Climate activists have done it the water in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome has turned black this Sunday, in a speech in which he tried to affirm that the recent floods that killed 14 people in the north-east of the country are “a warning”.
Environmental organization activists last generation they entered the famous fountain and poured themselves into the water a charcoal-based liquidbefore they were cleared out by the police.
The act of protest coincided with a trip by the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, to Emilia-Romagna, where she visited the areas affected by the floods, caused by 36 hours of rain equal to six months of rain, according to estimates by le authority.
More than 36,000 people have been displaced and the damage caused by the disaster is estimated at hundreds of millions of euros.
One of the participants in the protest, Mattia, 19, who did not want to give his surname, said he intervened “because the horrible tragedy experienced in recent days in Emilia-Romagna is a warning of the dark future that awaits humanity “.
Last Generation began staging peaceful but high-profile protests in Italy last year ahead of a general election, urging politicians from all parties to make tackling climate change their priority.
The movement has also staged protests in other parts of Europe to draw attention to global warming, throwing soup, cake, mashed potatoes and washable paint at monuments and artworks.
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